A Dictionary of Diplomacy by G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

This new Dictionary , the main complete ever devoted to international relations, will offer a miles wanted source within the box. not just does it comprise a entire diversity of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally comprises entries on felony phrases, political occasions, overseas corporations and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or written influentially approximately it over the past part millennium. All scholars of international relations and similar topics and contributors of the various diplomatic prone of the area will locate this booklet indispensable.

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Unlike other *letters of credence, those of a chargé d’affaires en titre are sent by the foreign minister of the *sending state to his or her counterpart in the *receiving state. During the latter part of the twentieth century such missions became very rare, if not extinct. 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. chief clerk. The title given to the senior official (a *deputy undersecretary of state) in Britain’s *Foreign and Commonwealth Office who is responsible for the administration of the *Diplomatic Service.

The disadvantage of this channel is the lack of personal delivery to the official responsible for the issue on which the message-sending state seeks a satisfactory response. However, when one state wishes to protest strongly to another, the preferred channel is to use the resident mission of the state to which the protest is addressed. The *head of mission can be summoned to meet a senior figure – a *minister (sense 3) or a very high official – who can register the state’s displeasure in no uncertain terms, and with greater weight than would be available to the protesting state’s head of mission in the foreign state’s capital.

See commercial counsellor. commercial section. The section within a British *diplomatic mission responsible for all commercial and financial affairs, though larger ones now tend to have a separate one for *economic diplomacy (sense 1). Sometimes also known as the ‘commercial department’ or ‘commercial secretariat’, a commercial section is to be distinguished from a *commercial office. See also economic section. commission. A document supplied by the *sending state to the head of a *consular post and to the *receiving state, which certifies the officer’s name, consular rank (also called class), the *consular district he or she is to head, and the seat of the post.

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