Tag Archives: Purposeful Ambiguity

Ambiguity Wins

Some diplomatic agreements work and some don’t. Those that work seem to be based on delicate ambiguity. The United States has had an odd One-China Policy in place since 1972 – “The United States acknowledges that Chinese on either side … Continue reading

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Broken China

Henry Kissinger once described diplomacy as “purposeful ambiguity” – don’t say too much, don’t say too little. Let the opposing party think that things are going their way, but also let your allies know you’re not selling them out – … Continue reading

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The End of Purposeful Ambiguity

Henry Kissinger once described diplomacy as “purposeful ambiguity” – and he was either a brilliant diplomat or a war criminal – or maybe he was both. The two are not mutually exclusive, because diplomacy relies on agreements to keep things … Continue reading

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