Secret diplomacy

Other Names:
Back-channel diplomacy

In 1993 the UK government was obliged to admit to having had secret contacts with the Irish Republican Army, despite having long denied that such contacts would ever take place, despite evidence to the contrary. In consequence the government was accused of double-dealing and deliberate barefaced lying.

In 1994, while the Clinton administration was publicly defending the UN embargo against Bosnia, the USA secretly approved shipments of arms from Iran to Bosnia, and concealed this from Congress.

Broader Problems:
Secretive organizations
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST