Definitions for shuttle diplomacy
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
diplomatic negotiations by a mediator who travels back and forth between the negotiating parties.
Origin of shuttle diplomacy:
international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties
"Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East"
Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.
Origin: Popularized by Henry Kissinger during his term as United States Secretary of State.
In diplomacy and international relations, shuttle diplomacy is the action of an outside party in serving as an intermediary between principals in a dispute, without direct principal-to-principal contact. Originally and usually, the process entails successive travel by the intermediary, from the working location of one principal, to that of another. The term was first applied to describe the efforts of United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, beginning November 5, 1973, which facilitated the cessation of hostilities following the Yom Kippur War. Negotiators often use shuttle diplomacy when the one or both of two principals refuses recognition of the other prior to mutually desired negotiation. Mediators have adopted the term "shuttle diplomacy" as well.
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