Covert agreements and operations are a fact of world affairs. Secrecy in diplomacy remains as much a challenge for international politics as it is for national and foreign policy. This study undertakes to address aspects of clandestinely at both the domestic and external levels. Secret diplomacy's mixed fortunes in this century are first surveyed,

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chapter Chapter 1|5 pages


chapter Chapter 2|10 pages

Secret Versus Quiet Diplomacy

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

The China Gambit: Making Secrecy Respectable Again

chapter Chapter 4|19 pages

The Missing Dimension in Israeli Foreign Relations

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

In Silent Pursuit of the National Interest

chapter Chapter 6|19 pages

Middle East, Arab and Other Back Doors

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

The Israel-Jordan Tacit Relationship

chapter Chapter 8|23 pages

Conclusions: Operating in the Back Channel