shuttle diplomacy

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

shuttle diplomacy (plural shuttle diplomacies)

  1. (politics) Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.
    The conflict in that country was resolved through shuttle diplomacy. Diplomats from neutral foreign countries met with the parties involved the conflict and negotiated a peaceful resolution.
    "The White House denied today that it would conduct quiet "shuttle diplomacy" with Chinese diplomats at the United Nations on matters directly involving Washington and Peking." - New York Times, 1971

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