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The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy

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This updated and expanded edition sets out a framework for examining the effects of what Alexander George has labelled "coercive diplomacy". The three original case studies of US efforts to employ coercive diplomacy - on Laos, the Cuban missile crises, and Vietnam - have been revised in the light of new findings, and four new studies - on Pearl Harbor, Nicaragua, Libya, an ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 310 pages
Published January 10th 1994 by Westview Press (first published January 1st 1994)
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The authors note early on (Pages 18-19): "Coercive diplomacy seeks to make force a much more flexible, refined, psychological instrument of policy. Coercive diplomacy seeks to persuade the opponent to do something, or to stop doing something, instead of bludgeoning him into doing it or physically preventing him from doing it." In short, the use of threats or actual force as a tool of diplomacy, to get the other side to do what you want without resorting to full-scale combat.

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