Regular, flag-flying embassies might well disappear when diplomatic relations are severed, but diplomatic functions might still be performed by as many as four kinds of irregular resident mission — some more irregular, and therefore more heavily disguised, than others. These are interests sections, consulates, representative offices, and front missions — the last being analogous to the ‘front organizations’, typically businesses of one sort or another, employed to conceal espionage activities during the Cold War. This chapter will consider the advantages and disadvantages of each of these disguised embassies, and why one is preferred to another in different circumstances. It will also consider whether the differences between formally accredited embassies and at least some of these missions (especially interests sections and representative offices) are merely nominal.
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