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 international relations 's thematic backbone. even if, the dictionary additionally contains entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, overseas enterprises 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 ebook indispensable.
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This was a fair point. In their defence, however, the Americans, who tended to use ‘chancellery’ and ‘chancery’ interchangeably, could have called in the Oxford English Dictionary, which points out that ‘chancery’ is simply a ‘worn down version’ of ‘chancellery’. chancery. (1) The political section of a *diplomatic mission. (2) The premises where chancery staff work, and thus a synonym for *embassy or *high commission. See also chancellery. channel of communication. The means whereby a state communicates with another.
Initially called ‘ShangriLa’, in 1953 it was renamed ‘Camp David’ by President Eisenhower after his grandson. Since the visit of the British prime minister, Winston Churchill, in May 1943, most presidents have used Camp David for *summit meetings. cancellaria. See chancery. cancellier. See chancelier. Canning, George. See Blue Books. 30 Canning, Stratford Canning, Stratford (1786–1880). A British diplomat, known after 1852 as Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe. Stratford was one of the greatest British diplomats of the nineteenth century and a perfect illustration of the inﬂuence which, in the pretelegraphic age, could be wielded by an ambassador who was at once exceptionally able and well connected in governing circles at home.
See judgment. B back channel. A line of diplomatic communication which bypasses the normal or ‘front channel’, usually to maximize secrecy and avoid opposition to a new line of policy. This does not necessarily entail sidelining all professional diplomats, just most of them. Two well-documented cases may be mentioned. The ﬁrst occurred during the arms control talks between the Soviet Union and the United States in the early 1970s. These were formally conducted in Vienna (the front channel) but Henry *Kissinger used the back channel of secret meetings with Soviet Ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Dobrynin, to tackle key difﬁculties in the talks while the arms control negotiators themselves remained in complete ignorance of what was going on.
A Dictionary of Diplomacy by G. R. Berridge