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Diplomatic Security: A Comparative Analysis

Eugenio Cusumano and Christopher Kinsey


The inviolability of diplomatic personnel and premises is a cornerstone of interstate relations and international law. As epitomized by the murder of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, host countries are not always willing or capable to protect foreign diplomats and missions, which have become increasingly vulnerable to terrorism and other forms of political violence. Consequently, states with a large diplomatic presence have complemented host countries protection with a host of additional measures ranging from relocating embassies to fortified suburban locations to the deployment ... More

Keywords: Diplomatic Security, Embassies, Terrorism, Private Security, State Department, Benghazi, international norms, Inviolability, counterespionage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780804791052
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804791052.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugenio Cusumano, editor
University of Leiden

Christopher Kinsey, editor
King's College London

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