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shuttle diplomacy


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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)


  • Ambassador Khalilzad, a shrewd, elegant man with world-weary eyes, explain the delicate shuttle diplomacy in which he was now engaged, to bring Shi’ite, Sunni, and Kurdish factions into some sort of workable unity government.

    The Audacity of Hope

  • Further rounds of secret negotiations would ultimately lead to Foreign Minister Holst’s very public shuttle diplomacy between Tunis and Jerusalem with the letters of recognition between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Chairman Arafat during the first week of September 1993.

    A Billion Lives


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