shuttle diplomacyshuttle diplomacy
diplomacy between hostile countries or groups conducted by a mediator who travels back and forth between the parties involved
Diplomatic negotiations conducted by an official intermediary who travels frequently between the nations involved.
- shuttle diplomat
(plural shuttle diplomacies)
- (politics) Use of a neutral third party to negotiate peace between two groups of people that refuse to directly talk with each other.
- The conflict in that country was resolved through shuttle diplomacy. Diplomats from neutral foreign countries met with the parties involved the conflict and negotiated a peaceful resolution.
- "The White House denied today that it would conduct quiet "shuttle diplomacy" with Chinese diplomats at the United Nations on matters directly involving Washington and Peking." - New York Times, 1971
Popularized by Henry Kissinger during his term as United States Secretary of State.