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