By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)
This new Dictionary , the main finished ever devoted to international relations, will supply a far wanted source within the box. not just does it include a complete diversity of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally contains entries on felony phrases, political occasions, overseas agencies and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable matters and participants of the various diplomatic prone of the area will locate this publication indispensable.
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A generic term for the following three entries. See also acting high commissioner. ). The member of a *diplomatic mission who takes charge of an *embassy or a *legation during the temporary absence of its *head, or pending the appointment of a new head. a. to be a member of their *diplomatic service rather than a highranking specialist who is serving as a *temporary diplomat. To achieve that end such an ofﬁcer’s *diplomatic rank may be upgraded to place him or her as number two in the mission’s internal order of *precedence.
Later the United States joined the scheme, which was extended to non-Commonwealth (and nonCommunist) states in East and SouthEast Asia. It remains in being. colonialism. The acquisition and holding of *colonies, and the belief in the propriety of so doing. 38 colony colony. A territory possessed or administered by a *sovereign state which is both physically separate from it and not integrated into the governmental arrangements of the metropolitan state. A colony’s constitution will thus be subordinate to that of the metropolitan state.
Brinkmanship. The art of getting to the brink of war without precipitating one. It is associated with the American *secretary of state during much of the 1950s, John Foster Dulles (1888–1959). The most serious case of twentieth-century brinkmanship was the *Cuban Missile crisis of 1962, in which the parties came *eyeball-to-eyeball. See also crisis management. British Council. Founded in 1934, the British Council is Britain’s principal vehicle of *cultural diplomacy. It has always been permitted a degree of autonomy from government in order to maximize its credibility abroad, and is described ofﬁcially as ‘an independent Non-Departmental Public Body’.
A Dictionary of Diplomacy by G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)