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The United States and Coercive Diplomacy

Author: Robert J. Art,Patrick M. Cronin

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223459

Category: Political Science

Page: 442

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"As Robert Art makes clear in a groundbreaking conclusion, those results have been mixed at best. Art dissects the uneven performance of coercive diplomacy and explains why it has sometimes worked and why it has more often failed."--BOOK JACKET.

Liberating Kosovo

Coercive Diplomacy and U. S. Intervention

Author: David L. Phillips,Nicholas Burns

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262305127

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Kosovo, after its incorporation into the Serbian Republic of Yugoslavia, became increasingly restive during the 1990s as Yugoslavia plunged into internal war and Kosovo's ethnic Albanian residents (Kosovars) sought autonomy. In March 1999, NATO forces began airstrikes against targets in Kosovo and Serbia in an effort to protect Kosovars against persecution. The bombing campaign ended in June 1999, and Kosovo was placed under transitional UN administration while negotiations on its status ensued. Kosovo eventually declared independence in 2008. Despite internal political tension and economic problems, the new nation has been recognized by many other countries and most of its inhabitants welcome its separation from Serbia. In Liberating Kosovo, David Phillips offers a compelling account of the negotiations and military actions that culminated in Kosovo's independence. Drawing on his own participation in the diplomatic process and interviews with leading participants, Phillips chronicles Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power, the sufferings of the Kosovars, and the events that led to the disintegration of Yugoslavia. He analyzes how NATO, the United Nations, and the United States employed diplomacy, aerial bombing, and peacekeeping forces to set in motion the process that led to independence for Kosovo. He also offers important insights into a critical issue in contemporary international politics: how and when the United States, other nations, and NGOs should act to prevent ethnic cleansing and severe human-rights abuses.

Worse Than a Monolith

Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Author: Thomas J. Christensen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838813

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In brute-force struggles for survival, such as the two World Wars, disorganization and divisions within an enemy alliance are to one's own advantage. However, most international security politics involve coercive diplomacy and negotiations short of all-out war. Worse Than a Monolith demonstrates that when states are engaged in coercive diplomacy--combining threats and assurances to influence the behavior of real or potential adversaries--divisions, rivalries, and lack of coordination within the opposing camp often make it more difficult to prevent the onset of conflict, to prevent existing conflicts from escalating, and to negotiate the end to those conflicts promptly. Focusing on relations between the Communist and anti-Communist alliances in Asia during the Cold War, Thomas Christensen explores how internal divisions and lack of cohesion in the two alliances complicated and undercut coercive diplomacy by sending confusing signals about strength, resolve, and intent. In the case of the Communist camp, internal mistrust and rivalries catalyzed the movement's aggressiveness in ways that we would not have expected from a more cohesive movement under Moscow's clear control. Reviewing newly available archival material, Christensen examines the instability in relations across the Asian Cold War divide, and sheds new light on the Korean and Vietnam wars. While recognizing clear differences between the Cold War and post-Cold War environments, he investigates how efforts to adjust burden-sharing roles among the United States and its Asian security partners have complicated U.S.-China security relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The Dynamics of Coercion

American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might

Author: Daniel Byman,Matthew Waxman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007801

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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This book examines why some attempts to strong-arm an adversary work while others do not.

The United States and the Vietnam War: Leadership and diplomacy in the Vietnam War

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815335337

Category: History

Page: 354

View: 9699

Available as a single volume or as part of the 6 volume set Vietnam War

Forceful Persuasion

Coercive Diplomacy as an Alternative to War

Author: Alexander L. George

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781878379146

Category: Political Science

Page: 95

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George examines seven cases--from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf--in which the United States has used coercive diplomacy in the past half-century.

Leashing the Dogs of War

Conflict Management in a Divided World

Author: Chester A. Crocker,Fen Osler Hampson,Pamela R. Aall

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 9781929223961

Category: Law

Page: 726

View: 5541

The definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array of possible responses to it.

A grand strategy for America

Author: Robert J. Art

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801468434

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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The United States today is the most powerful nation in the world, perhaps even stronger than Rome was during its heyday. It is likely to remain the world's preeminent power for at least several decades to come. What behavior is appropriate for such a powerful state? To answer this question, Robert J. Art concentrates on "grand strategy"-the deployment of military power in both peace and war to support foreign policy goals. He first defines America's contemporary national interests and the specific threats they face, then identifies seven grand strategies that the United States might contemplate, examining each in relation to America's interests. The seven are: •dominion-forcibly trying to remake the world in America's own image; • global collective security-attempting to keep the peace everywhere; •regional collective security-confining peacekeeping efforts to Europe; • cooperative security-seeking to reduce the occurrence of war by limiting other states' offensive capabilities; • isolationism-withdrawing from all military involvement beyond U.S. borders; •containment-holding the line against aggressor states; and •selective engagement-choosing to prevent or to become involved only in those conflicts that pose a threat to the country's long-term interests. Art makes a strong case for selective engagement as the most desirable strategy for contemporary America. It is the one that seeks to forestall dangers, not simply react to them; that is politically viable, at home and abroad; and that protects all U.S. interests, both essential and desirable. Art concludes that "selective engagement is not a strategy for all times, but it is the best grand strategy for these times."

The Sword of Justice

Ethics and Coercion in International Politics

Author: James A. Barry

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275960926

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

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The Central Intelligence Agency's Publications Review Board reviewed this book for security. Barry (international politics, George Mason U.), who once served as the director of the Center for the Study of Intelligence, the CIA's think tank, argues that the just-war framework provides a viable middle

Trade Threats, Trade Wars

Bargaining, Retaliation, and American Coercive Diplomacy

Author: Ka Zeng,Zeng Ka

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472026111

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

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This study of American trade policy addresses two puzzles associated with the use of aggressive bargaining tactics to open foreign markets. First, as the country with greater power and resources, why has the United States achieved more success in extracting concessions from some of its trading partners than others? Second, why is it that trade disputes between democratic and authoritarian states do not more frequently spark retaliatory actions than those between democratic pairs? Ka Zeng finds answers to both of these questions in the domestic repercussions of the structure of trade between the United States and its trading partners, whether the United States has a competitive trade relationship with its trading partner, or whether trade is complementary. This book offers practical policy prescriptions that promise to be of interest to trade policymakers and students of international trade policy. Ka Zeng is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Armed groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160866999


Page: N.A

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North Korea : briefing and hearing

Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422322710


Page: N.A

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Coercive Military Strategy

Author: Stephen J. Cimbala

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603447041

Category: Electronic books

Page: 240

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Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy

Author: Kenneth A. Schultz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521796699

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 3618

This book, first published in 2001, argues that political competition between government and opposition parties influences threats in international crises.

Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East

Strategic Contest

Author: Richard L. Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134213883

Category: History

Page: 224

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This important new book explores the strategic reasons behind the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as ballistic missile delivery systems in the Greater Middle East. It examines the uses and limitations of chemical weapons in regional combat, ballistic missile warfare and defenses, as well as Iran's drive for nuclear weapons and the likely regional reactions should Tehran acquire a nuclear weapons inventory. This book also discusses Chinese assistance to WMD and ballistic programs in the Greater Middle East. Finally, this book recommends policy options for American diplomacy to counter the challenges posed by WMD proliferation. This essential study prepares the ground for the challenges facing the international community. Richard Russell is a professor at the National Defense University's Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC. He also teaches at the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He previously served as a political-military analyst at the CIA.

Futile Diplomacy: Operation Alpha and the failure of Anglo-American coercive diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1954-1956

Author: Neil Caplan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714647579

Category: History

Page: 414

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This book analyzes the positions and strategies which the principal parties and the would-be mediators adopted in the elusive search for a stable peace.

Panama and the United States

The End of the Alliance

Author: Michael L. Conniff

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 082034477X

Category: History

Page: 256

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After Panama assumed control of the Panama Canal in 1999, its relations with the United States became those of a friendly neighbor. In this third edition, Michael L. Conniff describes Panama’s experience as owner-operator of one of the world’s premier waterways and the United States’ adjustment to its new, smaller role. He finds that Panama has done extremely well with the canal and economic growth but still struggles to curb corruption, drug trafficking, and money laundering. Historically, Panamanians aspired to have their country become a crossroads of the world, while Americans sought to tame a vast territory and protect their trade and influence around the globe. The building of the Panama Canal (1904–14) locked the two countries in their parallel quests but failed to satisfy either fully. Drawing on a wide array of sources, Conniff considers the full range of factors—political, social, strategic, diplomatic, economic, and intellectual—that have bound the two countries together.

Crisis Stability and Long-Range Strike

A Comparative Analysis of Fighters, Bombers, and Missiles

Author: Forrest E. Morgan

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083307847X

Category: History

Page: 178

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To effectively manage an international crisis, the United States must balance its threats with restraint. It must posture forces in ways that deter aggression without implying that an attack is imminent, while limiting its own vulnerability to surprise attack. A RAND study sought to identify which long-range strike assets--strike fighters, bombers, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles--offer capabilities most conducive to stabilizing such crises.

Collateral Damage

Sino-Soviet Rivalry and the Termination of the Sino-Vietnamese Alliance

Author: Nicholas Khoo

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231521634

Category: History

Page: 280

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Although the Chinese and the Vietnamese were Cold War allies in wars against the French and the Americans, their alliance collapsed and they ultimately fought a war against each other in 1979. More than thirty years later the fundamental cause of the alliance's termination remains contested among historians, international relations theorists, and Asian studies specialists. Nicholas Khoo brings fresh perspective to this debate. Using Chinese-language materials released since the end of the Cold War, Khoo revises existing explanations for the termination of China's alliance with Vietnam, arguing that Vietnamese cooperation with China's Cold War adversary, the Soviet Union, was the necessary and sufficient cause for the alliance's termination. He finds alternative explanations to be less persuasive. These emphasize nonmaterial causes, such as ideology and culture, or reference issues within the Sino-Vietnamese relationship, such as land and border disputes, Vietnam's treatment of its ethnic Chinese minority, and Vietnam's attempt to establish a sphere of influence over Cambodia and Laos. Khoo also adds to the debate over the relevance of realist theory in interpreting China's international behavior during both the Cold War and post-Cold War eras. While others see China as a social state driven by nonmaterial processes, Khoo makes the case for viewing China as a quintessential neorealist state. From this perspective, the focus of neorealist theory on security threats from materially stronger powers explains China's foreign policy not only toward the Soviet Union but also in relation to its Vietnamese allies.

China's International Behavior

Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification

Author: Evan S. Medeiros

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833047094

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

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The expanding scope of China1s international activities is one of the newest and most important trends in global affairs. Its global activism is continually changing and has so many dimensions that it immediately raises questions about its current and long-term intentions. This monograph analyzes how China defines its international objectives, how it is pursuing them, and what it means for U.S. economic and security interests.

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