honest broker


Definition of honest broker

: a neutral mediator

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after all the bad blood on both sides, we need to find someone who hasn't been influenced and can act as an honest broker
Recent Examples on the Web However, bioethicist Michelle McGowan at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, who studies health care equity, believes the federal government is better positioned to act as an honest broker. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, Wired, "One Man’s Search for the DNA Data That Could Save His Life," 19 Nov. 2020 Better than any adviser before or since, Scowcroft managed to balance the honest broker and policy adviser roles. Ivo Daalder Chicago Tribune (tns), Star Tribune, "Remembering Brent Scowcroft, the model national security adviser," 14 Aug. 2020 As national security adviser, Scowcroft set the standard for how to balance the dual roles of honest broker among different policy perspectives and presidential adviser on major policy matters. Ivo Daalder Chicago Tribune (tns), Star Tribune, "Remembering Brent Scowcroft, the model national security adviser," 14 Aug. 2020 There were many doubters before, but absolutely no one now can believe that the United States is an impartial or honest broker in mediating one of the most intractable conflicts in the Middle East. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump’s envoys take a hammer to Mideast peace," 3 July 2019 The real danger is that Icann will be intimidated, hurting the reputation for political independence of what should be the web’s honest broker. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Market Phobia Comes to Cyberspace," 9 Feb. 2020 All four men have deep religious and educational ties to Israel – factors that undermined their legitimacy as honest brokers in the eyes of many Palestinians. Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY, "Trump unveils long-stalled 'Deal of the Century' for Middle East peace," 28 Jan. 2020 People familiar with his work style describe an honest broker who is diplomatic but direct. Washington Post, "Iran standoff shines spotlight on new Trump security adviser," 11 Jan. 2020 The Palestinians have accused his administration of losing its standing as an honest broker by repeatedly siding with Israel. Washington Post, "Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of honest broker

1878, in the meaning defined above

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“Honest broker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honest%20broker. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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