Diplomatic Gifts: An Introduction to the Forum

In: The Hague Journal of Diplomacy
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  • 1 Department of Political Science, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
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<bold>Raison d’état</bold><sc>I</sc>: Beware of Gifts

An example that always comes to mind when thinking about diplomatic gifts is from Greek mythology and concerns the huge wooden horse that the Greeks supposedly left outside of the city walls of Troy. The Trojans hauled the wooden horse inside, believing that the Greeks had decided to retreat. They interpreted the strange object as a peace offering. It appeared that the war had come to an end. The gifting of the wooden horse, believed the Trojans, signalled a desire on the part of the Greeks to re-establish peaceful relations. As they

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