By G. R. Berridge
Like every professions, international relations has spawned its personal really expert terminology, and it truly is this lexicon which gives A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. despite the fact that, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign agencies and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable topics and particularly junior individuals of the numerous diplomatic prone of the area will locate this publication necessary.
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Career officer. A US *Foreign Service officer occupying the broad intermediate stage between a junior officer and a *senior foreign service officer. ceasefire line 33 care-of-pilot. See diplomatic bag. casual courier. An officer of the British *Diplomatic Service who is temporarily co-opted to carry diplomatic mail on a particular journey; this mail can on occasions be classified ‘secret’ or above. In addition to a private passport, the courier carries a special ‘Casual Courier’s Passport’. This confers immunity on the *diplomatic bag being carried.
1) A ministry of *foreign affairs of a *major power. This was the meaning of this word when it was used before the First World War in the phrase ‘the Chancelleries of Europe’. (2) The political section of a *diplomatic mission. This was the sense in which it was sometimes used in the US Foreign Service until the 1960s, though the British usually insisted that this was wrong, not least because it caused confusion with the first meaning of ‘chancellery’. The proper term here, they felt, was *chancery.
See also Echelon. ceasefire. An agreement to this effect, which may relate to a specific area where fighting has erupted or to the whole armed front. It is usually implicit in such agreements that the cessation of firing is accompanied by no forward movement of positions or armament. This may be made explicit by the description of the agreement as, for example, a ‘ceasefire-in-place’ or a ‘standstill ceasefire’ . A further way of trying to stabilize a ceasefire is through an additional agreement to *delimit and *demarcate the lines beyond which each side may not move.
A Dictionary of Diplomacy, Second Edition by G. R. Berridge