shuttle diplomacy


Definition of shuttle diplomacy

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

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President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s statement comes at the end of the week of shuttle diplomacy, with the Russian and Ukrainian human rights ombudswomen holding talks both in Moscow and in Kiev. Washington Post, "Ukraine’s president says he backs prisoner swap with Russia," 19 July 2019 With its Lear-jetting shuttle diplomacy, power tactics and air of professionalism, CAA became the handmaiden to Hollywood’s transformation. Richard Rushfield, WSJ, "‘Who Is Michael Ovitz?’ Review: Confessions of a Super Agent," 25 Sep. 2018 At the same time, the United Nations has engaged in a blitz of shuttle diplomacy, trying to build trust between two sides whose split over a decade ago has roiled efforts to forge a two-state peace with Israel. Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Egypt, U.N. Push Palestinian Rivals to Make Up," 27 July 2018 And Pompeo's real shuttle diplomacy which has been really effective. Fox News, "Tom Fitton: FBI looked for excuses to target Trump's team," 7 July 2018 The Wisconsin Republican and his top lieutenants have been playing shuttle diplomacy between conservatives who oppose any vote on a bipartisan solution for Dreamers, and moderates who are demanding one. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Fox News Power Rankings: Dem divides emerge," 23 May 2018 The deal came after shuttle diplomacy between moderate and conservatives who met with leadership, then separately, then communicated back and forth. Tal Kopan And Lauren Fox, CNN, "Republican leadership secures deal to put off immigration rebellion," 12 June 2018 And so, in a weekend of secret shuttle diplomacy, Mr. de Blasio, then a junior New York City councilman, did just that. Shane Goldmacher And J. David Goodman, New York Times, "Inside One of America’s Ugliest Political Feuds: Cuomo vs. de Blasio," 22 Apr. 2018 The shuttle diplomacy between Paris and Berlin will intensify in the weeks ahead, culminating in joint proposals on euro-zone reform and other matters, such as tax harmonisation, before an important EU summit in June. The Economist, "CharlemagneWhy Germany’s new government is not about to go soft on the euro," 8 Mar. 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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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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