Why Multi-Track Diplomacy

Traditional diplomacy employs primarily “Track One” diplomacy, which seeks resolution through States and government agencies. “Track Two” diplomacy is an alternate route where conflicts are resolved through non-governmental actors. “Multi-Track” diplomacy is an expansion of the “Track One, Track Two” paradigm. Realizing that simply “Track Two” failed to illustrate the complexity of non-government based diplomacy... Read More

    IMTD Salutes Senator Angus King (I-ME), Former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, and Former Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns For Their Adroit Multi-Track Diplomacy Regarding the Iran Nuclear Deal

    By Adam Zemans, Programs Director & Legal Advisor

    IMTD is delighted that Congress approved the Iran Nuclear Deal. U.S. credibility as promoters of the deal and our ability to form a military coalition if necessary in the future, will depend on our follow through going forward. In the run up to passage, I had the good fortune to participate in a public forum regarding what is more officially known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action,” at the University of Southern Maine (USM) in Portland, Maine.

    IMTD supported the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and wants to particularly salute the multi-track diplomacy of Senator Angus King (I-ME), former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, and former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador (ret.) Nicholas Burns, for their adroit analysis and courageous stance on the issue. They exemplify the best in U.S. politics and diplomacy. We believe theirs is a robust example of how multi-track diplomacy can be used to bolster political capital in favor of international peace and rule of law.

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    IMTD conducted Conflict Resolution and Multi-Track Diplomacy Training for the Tibetan community in Bangalore, India.

    In May 2014, IMTD conducted another round of the Conflict Resolution and Multi-Track Diplomacy Training for the Tibetan community in the Fantasy Golf Resort in Bangalore, India. The training was conducted in collaboration with the Central Tibetan Administration. The training was led by Dr. Eileen Borris from May 19 - 23, 2014. Mr. Dylan Zehr, Program Officer for Nepal assisted the training. The participants included 20 community members from within the Tibetan settlements in India. The topics covered during the training included Introduction to Peacebuilding; Multi-Track Diplomacy; Facilitation Skills; Dialogue Facilitation, Forgiveness and Reconciliation; and Reconciliation. This training was well appreciated by the participants for helping the community members to develop conflict resolution skills which are an important life skill in today’s world.

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