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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Recent Examples on the Web Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met several times Sunday night, including at 11:45 p.m., with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who has been conducting what amounted to shuttle diplomacy between the two sides. Steven T. Dennis, Fortune, "‘We’re fiddling here:’ Coronavirus bailout bill paralyzed as Senate spars over big corporate aid," 23 Mar. 2020 The companies are in the early stages of shuttle diplomacy, so the real political risks will take time to emerge. Washington Post, "Macron and Salvini Have a Used Car to Sell You," 29 May 2019 Nor was 57% perhaps such a large majority once account is taken of the propaganda value of Chamberlain’s shuttle diplomacy and its ostensibly triumphant conclusion. P. E. Caquet, Time, "What the British and the French Actually Thought About the Decision to Appease Hitler at Munich in 1938," 24 Sep. 2019 This led to the great feats of shuttle diplomacy of Henry Kissinger, arranging peace between Israel and Syria and Jordan. Conrad Black, National Review, "Soleimani Killing: A Change for the Better?," 15 Jan. 2020 Western ambassadors have been carrying out daily shuttle diplomacy to try to make progress. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Sudden importance of Albania’s local elections," 29 June 2019 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

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Shuttle diplomacy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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