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Jakarta Post

Trust key in diplomacy amid global uncertainty

  • Teuku Faizasyah

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 30 2020   /  08:23 am

Trust is a prerequisite for almost any fruitful enterprise; it is such a vital element in fostering good relations on a multitude of levels that even the common man can attest to its importance. The levels on which this precious commodity operates begin from the most intimate, from individuals on an interpersonal level to subgroups within a nation and even the international stage among nations. Interestingly, whether it endures between a husband and wife or in the relations among states, the principle of trust remains the same, often challenging to attain and yet so easily lost. Focusing within the framework of international relations, literature increasingly suggests that trust serves as a key variable in influencing attitude. On
this stage, it may influence the nature of how states act toward other states and even illustrate the dynamics within international organizations. Having s...