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Like all professions, international relations has spawned its personal really good terminology, and it's this lexicon which gives A Dictionary of international relations 's thematic backbone. even though, the dictionary additionally comprises entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign firms 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 prone of the realm will locate this ebook indispensable.

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A further way of trying to stabilize a ceasefire is through an additional agreement to *delimit and *demarcate the lines beyond which each side may not move. Such a line, like a single line indicating the limits of the ground held by each at the time of the ceasefire, constitutes a ‘ceasefire line (CFL)’. It is sometimes known as a *green line. A ceasefire may, perhaps via a *truce, lead to an *armistice and hence, possibly, to a *peace treaty. ceasefire-in-place. See ceasefire. CAZAB. The acronym for the conferences of senior *counter- ceasefire line.

The name given in the West to the justification offered by the Soviet Union for its invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 (Brezhnev being the Soviet leader). The invasion, in which contingents from some other members of the *Warsaw Pact were attached to Soviet forces, was a response to the desire of Czechoslovakia to follow a more independent line than the Soviet Union was willing to allow its *satellites. The Doctrine was also frequently referred to in the West as one of ‘limited sovereignty’.

Canning, George. See Blue Books. 30 Canning, Stratford Canning, Stratford (1786–1880). A British diplomat, known after 1852 as Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe. Stratford was one of the greatest British diplomats of the nineteenth century and a perfect illustration of the influence which, in the pretelegraphic age, could be wielded by an ambassador who was at once exceptionally able and well connected in governing circles at home. Enjoying the patronage of the Foreign Secretary George Canning, who was his cousin, he went to Istanbul as *first secretary in 1808 and within two years (at the age of only twenty-four) was given temporary charge of this important embassy with the rank of *minister plenipotentiary.

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