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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shuttle diplomacy(noun)

    international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties

    "Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy in the Middle East"


  1. shuttle diplomacy(Noun)

    Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.

  2. Origin: Popularized by Henry Kissinger during his term as United States Secretary of State.


  1. Shuttle diplomacy

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuttle diplomacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuttle diplomacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Federica Mogherini:

    I guess we will have to do a little bit of shuttle diplomacy.

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