© 1994

Talking to the Enemy

How States without ‘Diplomatic Relations’ Communicate


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 1-12
  3. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 13-31
  4. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 32-58
  5. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 59-74
  6. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 75-100
  7. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 101-116
  8. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 117-128
  9. G. R. Berridge
    Pages 129-133
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 134-178

About this book


This book begins by discussing the problems of non-recognition and breaches in diplomatic relations, and then considers the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods which states, not in diplomatic relations, employ when they nevertheless need to communicate. These include intermediaries, disguised embassies, ceremonial occasions such as working funerals, the diplomatic corps in third states and at the seat of international organisations, special envoys, and joint commissions. In short, it is concerned with the kind of diplomacy which produced the rapprochement between Israel and the PLO in September 1993.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

About the authors

G.R. BERRIDGE is Professor of International Politics and Director of Research at the Centre for the Study of Diplomacy, University of Leicester.

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