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Book I Diplomacy in General, 1 Diplomacy—A Short History

Ivor Roberts

From: Satow's Diplomatic Practice (6th Edition)

Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 November 2023

1.1 Diplomacy is the application of intelligence and tact to the conduct of official relations between the governments of independent states, extending sometimes also to their relations with dependent territories, and between governments and international institutions; or, more briefly, the conduct of business between states by peaceful means. Although the word, diplomacy, has been in the English language for little more than two centuries, it has suffered from misuse and confusion. While diplomacy is properly the conduct or execution of foreign policy, it is...
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