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By Geoff Berridge; Alan James

Like every professions, international relations has spawned its personal really expert terminology, and it truly is this lexicon which supplies A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. in spite of the fact that, the dictionary additionally contains entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign corporations 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 topics and particularly junior contributors of the numerous diplomatic providers of the area will locate this booklet imperative.

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See also diplomatic courier, Queen’s Messenger. casus belli. An event or act which precipitates or is used to justify resort to *war. casus foederis. An event or act which is deemed to justify calling on an ally to fulfil the undertakings of a *treaty of *alliance. caucus. An informal group which meets in private to forge a common approach to matters brought for decision in a larger, formal group. Not surprisingly this is a most important feature of *multilateral diplomatic gatherings, whether permanent or ad hoc.

Coercive diplomacy. A euphemism for the threat or use of force against an opponent in order to foster a more cooperative cast of mind. In the shape of *bomber diplomacy, this was a tactic adopted by *NATO against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia during the *Kosovo crisis in 1999. It is true that in many inter- national relationships force needs to be either a spoken or unspoken accompaniment to diplomacy. *Machiavelli found this to his cost when he was a representative of the virtually unarmed Florentine government at the court of Louis XII in 1500.

In this matter there are established usages, the breach of which is likely to be inefficient and also lead to ruffled feathers. 32 channel of communication Where one state’s foreign ministry wishes to communicate with its counterpart in another state, the message (whether oral or written) is ordinarily passed to the state’s diplomatic mission in the capital concerned for onward personal transmission by a *diplomatic agent to the relevant official in the other state’s ministry. In this way the message can be delivered at the appropriate level and with exactly the emphasis and tone which is calculated to be most likely to achieve the desired result.

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