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Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time, Fifth Edition, is a concise historical discussion and insightful analysis of diplomacy. It uniquely combines history, political science, and international law in order to explore how lessons from the rich experience of the past can be brought to bear on the diplomatic challenges that we confront in our world today.
This new edition combines the cumulative insights and reflections of three internationally renowned scholars--who have written more than fifty books between them--with an astute, stimulating, and up-to-date treatment of recent global developments. These include American foreign policy, the rise of China, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction in North Korea, and nuclear enrichment in Iran. Significant attention is given to the powerful impact of technology on the "digital revolution," the revolution in military affairs (RMA), drones, eDiplomacy, the "information revolution," cyber security and WikiLeaks, command and control, surveillance and reconnaissance, and social networking sites. This edition also provides a sophisticated and thought-provoking analysis of "hard" and "soft" power, the "invisibility of security," human rights, ethics, law, legitimacy, and the threat and use of force as an instrument of statecraft.
Paul Gordon Lauren is Regents Professor and Distinguished Mansfield Fellow at the University of Montana and an internationally acclaimed authority on diplomacy, issues of security and peace, and human rights whose work has been translated into numerous languages and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
The late Gordon A. Craig was J.E. Wallace Sterling Professor of Humanities at Stanford University, a renowned scholar of diplomatic and German history, and former president of the American Historical Association.
The late Alexander L. George was Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford University and widely known for his pioneering and award-winning work in political psychology, influence, and foreign policy.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Fifth Edition Introduction PART ONE: FROM THE PAST TO THE PRESENT 1. The Emergence of Diplomacy and the Great Powers The Early Practices, Techniques, and Ideas of Diplomacy War, States, and Raison d'état in the Seventeenth Century War and Competition in the Eighteenth Century 2. The Classical System of Diplomacy, 1815-1914 Building a System with a Balance of Power and a Concert Change and an Experiment with a Defensive Alliance System Further Change and an Experiment with Bipolar Alignment Characteristics of the System 3. The Diplomatic Revolution Begins, 1919-1939 Attempts at Peacemaking and System Building Public Opinion and "Public Diplomacy" Economics and "Economic Diplomacy" A Dialogue des Sourds with Contrasting Norms and Objectives 4. A New Postwar System of Security: Great Power Directorate or United Nations? Lessons from the Past and Plans for the Future Force and Statecraft as Envisioned by the UN Charter Changing World Conditions and Readjustments 5. The Cold War The Origins and Escalation of the Cold War Seeking Restraints through Deterrence, Diplomacy, and Détente Persistent Problems and the Final Demise of the Cold War 6. The Evolving International System "A World in a Rapid State of Transition" Challenges to Nation-States and National Sovereignty Terrorists and the "Global War on Terror" Partners and/or Rivals? PART TWO: HISTORY, THEORY, AND PRACTICE 7. Lessons of History and Knowledge for Statecraft Classical Writers on the Importance of Historical Lessons The Historical Habit of Mind The Challenges of Learning and Applying Lessons of History Structured, Focused Comparisons 8. Negotiation Principles of Negotiation The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815 The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1972-1975 Contemporary Negotiations over Nuclear Weapons in North Korea Analysis 9. Deterrence Principles of Deterrence Collective Security for the Post-1815 Settlement British and French Attempts to Deter Hitler, 1939 Contemporary American Deterrence over Taiwan Analysis 10. Coercive Diplomacy Principles of Coercive Diplomacy American "Gunboat Diplomacy," 1852-1854 The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 Contemporary Coercion against Iran Analysis 11. Crisis Management Principles of Crisis Management Bismarck as an "Honest Broker" in the Crisis of 1878 The "Guns of August," 1914 Terrorism and the Mumbai Crisis, 2008 Analysis PART THREE: RESTRAINTS AND REFLECTIONS 12. Ethics and Other Restraints on Force and Statecraft Practical, Structural, and Political Restraints Ethics and International Politics Ethical Restraints for Statecraft Ethical Restraints for Armed Force Conclusion: Reflections on Force and Statecraft and the Challenges of Our Time Credits Index