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Kishan Rana

Kishan S Rana worked in the Indian Foreign Service, from 1960 to 1995, Ambassador/High Commissioner to Algeria, Czechoslovakia, Kenya, Mauritius, and Germany. Professor Emeritus, DiploFoundation, Malta and Geneva. Authored several books, including: Inside Diplomacy (2000); Asian Diplomacy (2007); Diplomacy of the 21st Century (2011); The Contemporary Embassy (2013); Diplomacy at the Cutting Edge (2015).

Articles by Kishan Rana (1)

  • A diplomatic necessity: Why embassies persist in the digital age

    In conjunction with the launch of the Lowy Institute's Global Diplomacy Index, we present a series of pieces on the role and continued relevance of embassies. Do countries still need to maintain expensive, permanent official establishments in foreign capitals? Or have advances in communication overtaken embassies? Like a hardy perennial, this question comes around every few years.