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- noun Diplomatic negotiations conducted by an official intermediary who travels frequently between the nations involved.
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- noun politics Use of a
neutralthird party to negotiatepeace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.
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- noun international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties
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Popularized by Henry Kissinger during his term as United States Secretary of State.
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