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The Instruments of Soviet Policy

  • Karen Dawisha

Abstract

Diplomacy, as perhaps the most traditional instrument of foreign policy, can be defined as the interaction between the official representatives of two or more states for the purpose of maintaining or modifying their relations. Diplomacy can be conducted by a variety of means. Prior to the First World War, diplomatic transactions were characterised by secret and bilateral negotiations between ambassadors. However, since that time there has been a growing tendency toward more open negotiations and more active involvement by prime ministers and heads of state. Furthermore, the trend toward regional, international and functional groupings has increased the frequency of multilateral negotiations and ‘parliamentary diplomacy’.1

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Foreign Policy Middle East Front Organisation Recipient Government Soviet Leader 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Dawisha
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SouthamptonUK

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