shuttle diplomacy


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike during the previous two days, McCarthy stayed out of his seat and spoke to as many members as possible Thursday, the center of a flurry of shuttle diplomacy on the floor. Marianna Sotomayor, Jacqueline Alemany, Amy B Wang, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Jan. 2023 But American officials have been more forgiving of Israel’s stance as Prime Minister Naftali Bennett conducts shuttle diplomacy. New York Times, 12 Mar. 2022 His team represented Trevor Reed’s family and spent months engaged in shuttle diplomacy trying to outline a possible deal to free him. Patrick Reevell, ABC News, 9 July 2022 The shuttle diplomacy gained urgency as the day wore on. New York Times, 5 Dec. 2021 Because the relationship has suffered serious damages, politicians from South Korea and Japan — myself included — could communicate and meet more often, like shuttle diplomacy. Washington Post, 14 Apr. 2022 The planet would be worse off without a Secretary-General to do shuttle diplomacy during the Cuban Missile Crisis or the U.N.’s deployment of peacekeepers on the Golan Heights. Thomas G. Weiss, The Conversation, 8 Apr. 2022 The urgency of his shuttle diplomacy — not just for Ukraine, but also for Israel and Bennett himself — was underscored by the fact that his efforts came on the Jewish Sabbath. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Yet the model surfaced again this week, when President Emmanuel Macron of France was asked by a reporter during his shuttle diplomacy in Moscow whether Finlandization was a possibility for Ukraine. New York Times, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shuttle diplomacy was in 1974

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“Shuttle diplomacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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