A Dictionary of Diplomacy, Second Edition by G. R. Berridge

By G. R. Berridge

Like all professions, international relations has spawned its personal really expert terminology, and it's this lexicon which supplies A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. even though, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign firms and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it over the past part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable matters and particularly junior individuals of the numerous diplomatic companies of the realm will locate this publication indispensable.

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The multi-volume Calendar of State Callières, François de (1645–1717). A man of letters and French diplomat in the age of Louis XIV. Callières is the author of a celebrated diplomatic treatise published in 1716, De la manière de négocier avec les souverains, or On Negotiating with Sovereigns. His own diplomatic career was short and relatively unsuccessful. indd 39 11/28/2011 11:25:41 AM 40 calls (on appointment to new post) had represented a foreign prince, the Duke of Savoy, at the election of Jan Sobieski in Warsaw in 1674, a fact he later sought to obscure.

Subsequently he mediated between Saudi Arabia and Egypt over Yemen (1963) and in the Dominican crisis (1965). He returned from Vietnam at the age of 79, having managed the US ‘drawdown’ skilfully. He was then given the rank of *ambassador-atlarge and headed the US team in the sensitive Panama Canal negotiations, which led to the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties under which Panama resumed 11/26/2011 3:55:22 PM 38 bureau control of the Canal in 2000. Henry *Kissinger described Bunker as ‘one of the great men of American diplomacy’.

See also embargo. bout de papier. A paper with nothing on it but text which may be passed to a foreign official. Anonymous and completely informal, it typically contains notes to assist an oral presentation or, in a negotiation, a proposed *formula. In the first case it fulfils essentially the same functions as an *aide-mémoire but with even less risk of attribution where this could be damaging; in the second, it has the object of trying to break an *impasse where identification of authorship in the outside world could be equally perilous.

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