By G. R. Berridge
Like every professions, international relations has spawned its personal really expert terminology, and it truly is this lexicon which gives A Dictionary of Diplomacy's thematic backbone. even if, the dictionary additionally contains entries on felony phrases, political occasions, overseas businesses 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 individuals of the various diplomatic providers of the area will locate this e-book fundamental.
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Extra resources for A Dictionary of Diplomacy, Second Edition
Charter of the United Nations. The 1945 *treaty which established the *United Nations and set out what is, in effect, its constitution. Chatham House. The home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in St James’s Square, London. Chatham House Rule. ’ The Rule originated at *Chatham House in 1927 and was amended in 1992. Designed to promote free discussion, it is now used widely through- out the English-speaking world. Although it is common to speak of ‘Chatham House Rules’, in fact there is only one Rule.
Breach of the peace. As understood in the United Nations, an outbreak of fighting between states or – if deemed to represent a threat to international peace and security – within one. See also aggression. Bretton Woods. 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.
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. The Doctrine was also frequently referred to in the West as one of ‘limited sovereignty’.