International: Diagnosis

The record of the present is not a straightforward chronicle of things happening and words spoken. It is a vast and cryptographic detective story, a labyrinth of hidden meanings and motives. How could it be otherwise when the chief figure on the international scene, Joseph Stalin, has written: "Words must have no relation to actions—otherwise what kind of diplomacy is it? Words are one thing, actions another. Good words are a mask for concealment of bad deeds. Sincere diplomacy is no more possible than dry water or wooden iron."

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