Revisiting the Importance of Cultural Approaches and Values in the International Affairs


  • Muhammad Musa Khan College of Media & International Culture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
  • Riaz Ahmad School of Public Policy & Administration, Xi'ian Jiaotong University, China.
  • Tahir Mahmood Azad Centre for Science & Security Studies, War Studies Department, King’s College, London, United Kingdom.
  • Moldalieva Nargiza School of Public Affairs, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.



It is claimed that international relations are based on intercultural ties between nations of the states. Culture and international relations are becoming increasingly interdependent of each other. As international relations are the links between the nations, and the nations are bound by different cultures. This paper discusses the importance of culture in international affairs. It evaluates the previous literature and other secondary sources to analyse the prominent role of culture and cultural diplomacy in foreign policy and international affairs. It sheds light on the history that how culture influences other nations and how it is used in the current time. The paper further discusses that culture plays a vital role in resolution of conflicts and harvest peace and cooperation among nations at times of peace and conflict. This also stresses that global actors (leaders and institutions) should value the elements of local cultures in policy-making, even organizations doing business on foreign lands. Such considerations are essential not only in policy making but also in doing businesses.


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How to Cite

Khan, M. M., Ahmad, R., Azad, T. M., & Nargiza, M. (2020). Revisiting the Importance of Cultural Approaches and Values in the International Affairs. Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Journal (LASSIJ), 4(2), 179–190.