from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Diplomatic negotiations conducted by an official intermediary who travels frequently between the nations involved.
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- n. Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.
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- n. international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties
Popularized by Henry Kissinger during his term as United States Secretary of State. (Wiktionary)