shuttle diplomacy

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


shuttle diplomacy (countable and uncountable, 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.
    • 1971 November 16, “U.S. Denies Report On China Relations”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      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.
    • 2022 February 9, Jason Horowitz, “Finns Don’t Wish ‘Finlandization’ on Ukraine (or Anyone)”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Yet the model surfaced again this week, when President Emmanuel Macron of France was asked by a reporter during his shuttle diplomacy in Moscow whether Finlandization was a possibility for Ukraine. He replied, “Yes, it is one of the options on the table.”