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By G. R. Berridge

ISBN-10: 0230501346

ISBN-13: 9780230501348

ISBN-10: 1403915350

ISBN-13: 9781403915351

Like every professions, international relations has spawned its personal really good terminology, and it's this lexicon which supplies A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. even if, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on criminal 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 similar matters and particularly junior contributors of the various diplomatic providers of the area will locate this ebook essential.

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A good calendar was indexed and each entry gave the location of the originals. Calendars were first developed in the embryonic bureaucracies of the medieval period to facilitate access to the contents of otherwise scattered original documents such as *treaties, *despatches, and letters. A well-known example of this kind of calendar is the Gascon Calendar of 1322. Subsequently they were produced in some countries to make the contents of the originals known to historians who were unable to inspect them at first hand.

See oriental CHOGM. Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. See Commonwealth; summitry. 38 C3I C3I. An acronym from the military and intelligence worlds meaning ‘command, control, communication, and intelligence/information’. C4I. An update on C3I to include ‘computers’. CIA. Created by the National Security Act of 1947, the Central Intelligence Agency was soon the dominant element in the American *intelligence community, as it remains today. It both collects and analyses *foreign intelligence obtained from all sources; it has also acquired a reputation for semimilitary *covert action in foreign countries as well as for black *propaganda.

Caucus. An informal group that meets in private to forge a common approach to matters brought for decision in a larger, formal group. Not surprisingly this is a most important feature of *multilateral diplomatic gatherings, whether permanent or ad hoc. On the UN *Security Council, for example, the most important caucuses are those of the permanent five (*P5), the Western permanent members (P3), the *non-aligned, and the *European Union. Even the ‘non-non-aligned’ sometimes meet in caucus. intelligence officers (both senses) from Canada, America, New Zealand, Australia and Britain, which began in 1967 and continued at roughly 18-month intervals throughout the *Cold War.

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