By G. R. Berridge
Like several professions, international relations has spawned its personal really good terminology, and it truly is this lexicon which gives A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. in spite of the fact that, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on felony phrases, political occasions, overseas organisations and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or have written influentially approximately it over the past part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable topics and particularly junior contributors of the various diplomatic companies of the area will locate this booklet quintessential.
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Nowadays, a temporary suspension of hostilities is more likely to be called a *truce or a *ceasefire than an armistice. But the use of all such terms became rather imprecise during the second half of the twentieth century. army attaché. See military attaché; service attaché. Arria formula. An extremely informal procedure of the UN *Security Council enabling its members to engage in discussion with nonmembers, including non-state parties. Under this formula meetings are held in private, away from the Council chamber, usually under the chairmanship of a Council member other than the current Council president, and without the attendance of officials or the keeping of any official records.
See also chargé d’affaires ad interim. Charter of the United Nations. The 1945 *treaty which established the *United Nations and set out what is, in effect, its constitution. Chatham House. The home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in St James’s Square, London. Chatham House Rule. ’ The Rule originated at *Chatham House in 1927 and was amended in 1992. Designed to promote free discussion, it is now used widely through- out the English-speaking world. Although it is common to speak of ‘Chatham House Rules’, in fact there is only one Rule.
Consistently with this, messages are said to be ‘deciphered’ when a government agency translates into plain text one of its own encrypted messages, whether a cipher or a code had been employed. Broken ciphers are said to have been ‘decrypted’. (2) The key to a system of symbols used in this manner. circular note. g. all diplomatic missions in a particular capital. citizen diplomacy. See track two diplomacy. civilian police. Police personnel employed in a *peacekeeping operation. civil society. See non-governmental organization.