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J. Peter Burgess

-based, soft approach to international politics – exemplified by backchannel diplomacy. The most marked example was the series of negotiations that led to the Oslo Accords, signed in 1993, between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). It advanced on the basis of intimate interactions, family relations, personal charisma and a conviction that insignificant States could

in Security after the unthinkable
Thomas Robb

’s ambassador to Washington (1962−86). However, the British also engaged in backchannel diplomacy with Rowley Cromer (UK ambassador to Washington, 1971–74) first acting as the main liaison, and Trend gradually assuming the role from 1971/2 onwards.41 Other key individuals for the management of US–UK relations included Rowley Cromer, Denis Greenhill, Thomas Brimelow, Richard Sykes and Charles Powell.42 Cromer was the former governor of the Bank of England, and had acted as an unofficial adviser to the Conservative Party during the Labour governments of Harold Wilson (1964

in A strained partnership?