shuttle diplomacy

noun

Definition of shuttle diplomacy

: negotiations especially between nations carried on by an intermediary who shuttles back and forth between the disputants

Examples of shuttle diplomacy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As part of a separate burst of shuttle diplomacy, the U.S. secretary of state leaned on the assistance of Egypt’s president. Washington Post, 28 May 2021 But a relatively hands-off approach in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict also could spare the U.S. years of shuttle diplomacy in support of a peace process that neither side actively supports. BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2021 But a relatively hands-off approach from the administration in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict also could spare Biden officials years of shuttle diplomacy in support of a peace process that neither side actively supports. Ellen Knickmeyer, Star Tribune, 17 May 2021 But a relatively hands-off approach in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict also could spare the U.S. years of shuttle diplomacy in support of a peace process that neither side actively supports. chicagotribune.com, 17 May 2021 But unlike several previous administrations, there’s been no effort so far to dispatch high-level envoys to the region to engage in shuttle diplomacy or other steps to assert U.S. influence. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 14 May 2021 Iran has refused to meet directly with the United States, so the Europeans have been undertaking a kind of shuttle diplomacy. New York Times, 6 Apr. 2021 Without two rounds of shuttle diplomacy by Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the accord may well have fallen apart. Lara Jakes, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Mar. 2021 Without two rounds of shuttle diplomacy by Rafael Grossi, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the accord may well have fallen apart. Lara Jakes, New York Times, 11 Mar. 2021

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Shuttle diplomacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shuttle%20diplomacy. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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shuttle diplomacy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shuttle diplomacy

: activity in which a person travels back and forth between two countries and talks to their leaders in order to bring about agreement, prevent war, etc.

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