Forceful Persuasion : Coercive Diplomacy as an Alternative to War

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-02-01
  • Publisher: United States Inst of Peace Pr

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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.

Table of Contents

The General Theory and Logic of Coercive Diplomacyp. 3
The Concept of Coercive Diplomacyp. 4
Variants of Coercive Diplomacy Strategyp. 7
Two Levels of Communication in Coercive Diplomacyp. 9
The Carrot-and-Stick Approachp. 10
The Central Task of Coercive Diplomacyp. 11
The Practice of Coercive Diplomacy: Case Studiesp. 15
United States-Japan Relations Leading to Pearl Harbor: Coercive Diplomacy That Boomerangedp. 19
The Laos Crisis of 1961-62: Coercive Diplomacy for Minimal Objectivesp. 25
The Cuban Missile Crisis: Peaceful Resolution Through Coercive Diplomacyp. 31
Vietnam 1965: The Failure of Air Power to Coerce Hanoip. 39
The Reagan Administration's Use of Coercive Diplomacy Against Nicaraguap. 47
U.S. Coercive Diplomacy Against Libyan-Inspired Terrorism, December 1985--April 1986p. 53
The Persian Gulf Crisis: A Tough Case for Coercive Diplomacyp. 59
Findings and Conclusionsp. 67
Flexibility of the Strategy of Coercive Diplomacyp. 67
Contextual Variables Affecting Coercive Diplomacyp. 69
The Constraints and Risks of Ultimatumsp. 72
Components of Crisis Bargaining: Persuasion, Coercion, Accommodationp. 73
Conditions That Favor Coercive Diplomacyp. 75
Conclusionsp. 82
Notesp. 85
Bibliographical Notes and Acknowledgmentsp. 89
Indexp. 93
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