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By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)

This new Dictionary , the main accomplished ever devoted to international relations, will offer a miles wanted source within the box. not just does it include a entire variety of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally comprises entries on criminal phrases, political occasions, overseas enterprises 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 comparable matters and participants of the numerous diplomatic prone of the realm will locate this publication indispensable.

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Commander. The title usually given to the head of a *peacekeeping operation when that person is a military officer and has battalions of troops (as distinct from just *military observers) under his command. Also known as ‘Force Commander’. commercial attaché. See attaché. commercial counsellor. Together with ‘commercial secretary’, a rank employed in the British *Commercial Diplomatic Service, when the commercial work of a *diplomatic mission was more clearly distinguished from its political work than has been the case since the Second World War.

As a result, it has always been a rare form of official diplomatic communication. See also identic notes. collective security. The principle that all members of the collectivity of states are jointly responsible for the physical security of each of them. The principle emerged in the twentieth century because of dissatisfaction with the individualism of the nineteenth century, and with its associated principle of the *balance of power (sense 3). Thus collective security found (imperfect) expression after the First World War in the *Covenant of the League of Nations, and further (again imperfect) expression in 1945 in the *Charter of the United Nations.

Thus from 1977 to 1980, due to their deteriorating relations over the Falkland Islands/Las Malvinas, Argentina and Britain reduced their diplomatic missions in each other’s capitals to ones headed by a chargé d’affaires – but each officer was designated as acting ad interim. Likewise, the Argentinian head of mission in South Africa from 1974 to 1984 was a chargé d’affaires and ad interim. ). See also secretary of embassy. chargé d’affaires en pied. An alternative name for *chargé d’affaires en titre.

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