Diplomacy is commonly associated with the artful use of language, continuous negotiation, and dialogues between states and/or other actors (Nicolson 1963; Watson 1982). As a verbal means of communication, it entails a specialised lingo, carefully employing words, coded terms, euphemisms and loaded silences to make representations and induce specific actions or inactions with regard to international relations. By practising diplomacy, one can speak for or against a specific side, policy or cause, develop and spin narratives, draft written agreements or gloss over disagreements through constructive ambiguities.