By G R Berridge, Alan James (auth.)
This new Dictionary , the main entire ever devoted to international relations, will offer a far wanted source within the box. not just does it comprise a accomplished diversity of diplomatic phrases, however it additionally contains entries on felony phrases, political occasions, foreign organizations and significant figures who've occupied the diplomatic scene or written influentially approximately it during the last part millennium. All scholars of international relations and comparable topics and individuals of the numerous diplomatic companies of the area will locate this booklet indispensable.
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By the ambassador or *minister (sense 1) or, if that is not possible, by the sending state’s foreign ministry. In recent times the concept of ad interim has been greatly stretched, perhaps as a device to avoid having to call a diplomatic mission something other than an embassy. 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.
The resort in New Hampshire, USA, at which a 1944 conference agreed to establish an *International Monetary Fund and an *International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank). The resultant arrangements are often referred to as the Bretton Woods system. Brezhnev Doctrine. 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.
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.