The real lesson of Wikileaks: virtues of diplomatic confidentiality
Date of Issue2010-12-03
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The Wikileaks controversy is not simply about the triumph of a liberal philosophy of holding governments accountable for their secret diplomacies. It is not just about nefarious governments scheming against one another. It should provoke reflection about the advantages of confidentiality in aiding effective diplomatic communication.
RSIS Commentaries, 164-10
Nanyang Technological University