back-channel back-channel

Definition(s):

  • (adj) via a back channel

Usage(s):

  1. Also promises to promote Democratic unity following the primary race, claims there have been back-channel talks of some kind going on between the two camps about ensuring that.
  2. But he recently sent a back-channel signal to Congress that he might be willing to deal.
  3. There could be a role for him in back-channel diplomacy, like some former American Presidents.

News

  • Where did the VA comments go?

    A few readers wonder if there was some back-channel pressure that led to comments being removed on a controversial story.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Federal Computer Week

Quotes

  • "It is inappropriate to talk of back-channel contacts against the background of the Karachi killings," Bhutto said.
    on May 21, 2007 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: Washington Post

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