Diplomacy, like many fields has its own language.
Knowing the language of diplomacy is the first step
to take in learning the Diplomatic Dance.
Attache - Embassy staff member assigned to a specific
duty (Ex: press attache or defense attache).
Casual Dress - Only means not Black Tie. However, never
take it for granted that you can wear such
casual clothes as blue jeans or golf shirts
either. Coat and tie for men, cocktail dress or
business suit for women is appropriate.
Counselor - High-ranking diplomat, not a therapist.
DCM - Deputy Chief of Mission: the person who assumes
control when the ambassador is unavailable.
Diplomacy - The art and practice of international
Envoy - Emissary sent abroad in order to negotiate,
Arbitrate or represent the views of a
Country's leader (Ex: Jimmy Carter, Bob Dole).
Secretary - A high-ranking embassy staff member; not to be
Confused with an office assistant who types or
answers the phone. May be the equivalent. (First
Secretary would be higher rank than Second.)
Sauna Diplomacy - Diplomatic meetings held in a sauna.
Helps speed up negotiations; especially used
by the Finns, the only ones to have a major
sauna in their chancery designed just for this.
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