THE FUTURE IS HAPPENING faster than virtually anyone can imagine. 1 Some of the negotiations that are expected to take place in 1994-1995 are possible to anticipate, but there is a high risk that the record will end up being two-to-three times larger—and will involve far more participants—than can currently be envisioned. Diplomats are practicing their craft in an age of intellectual, geographic, and political upheaval. Their work is at the center of the transformations taking place in world politics.