Force and Statecraft: Diplomatic Challenges of Our Time

Paperback | July 10, 2013

byPaul Gordon Lauren, Gordon A. Craig, Alexander L. George

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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 bebrought 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 ofChina, 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 securityand 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 offorce as an instrument of statecraft.

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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 bebrought to bear on the diplomatic challenges t...

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. Wall...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:July 10, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface to the Fifth EditionIntroductionPart One: From the Past to the Present1. The Emergence of Diplomacy and the Great PowersThe Early Practices, Techniques, and Ideas of DiplomacyWar, States, and Raison d'etat in the Seventeenth CenturyWar and Competition in the Eighteenth Century2. The Classical System of Diplomacy, 1815-1914Building a System with a Balance of Power and a ConcertChange and an Experiment with a Defensive Alliance SystemFurther Change and an Experiment with Bipolar AlignmentCharacteristics of the System3. The Diplomatic Revolution Begins, 1919-1939Attempts at Peacemaking and System BuildingPublic Opinion and "Public Diplomacy"Economics and "Economic Diplomacy"A Dialogue des Sourds with Contrasting Norms and Objectives4. A New Postwar System of Security: Great Power Directorate or United Nations?Lessons from the Past and Plans for the FutureForce and Statecraft as Envisioned by the UN CharterChanging World Conditions and Readjustments5. The Cold WarThe Origins and Escalation of the Cold WarSeeking Restraints through Deterrence, Diplomacy, and DetentePersistent Problems and the Final Demise of the Cold War6.6. The Evolving International System"A World in a Rapid State of Transition"Challenges to Nation-States and National SovereigntyTerrorists and the "Global War on Terror"Partners and/or Rivals?Part Two: History, Theory, and Practice7. Lessons of History and Knowledge for StatecraftClassical Writers on the Importance of Historical LessonsThe Historical Habit of MindThe Challenges of Learning and Applying Lessons of HistoryStructured, Focused Comparisons8. NegotiationPrinciples of NegotiationThe Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1972-1975Contemporary Negotiations over Nuclear Weapons in North KoreaAnalysis9. DeterrancePrinciples of DeterrenceCollective Security for the Post-1815 SettlementBritish and French Attempts to Deter Hitler, 1939Contemporary American Deterrence over TaiwanAnalysis10. Coercive DiplomacyPrinciples of Coercive DiplomacyAmerican "Gunboat Diplomacy," 1852-1854The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962Contemporary Coercion against IranAnalysis11. Crisis ManagementPrinciples of Crisis ManagementBismarck as an "Honest Broker" in the Crisis of 1878The "Guns of August," 1914Terrorism and the Mumbai Crisis, 2008AnalysisPart Three: Restraints and Reflections12. Ethics and Other Restraints on Force and StatecraftPractical, Structural, and Political RestraintsEthics and International PoliticsEthical Restraints for StatecraftEthical Restraints for Armed ForceConclusion: Reflections on Force and Statecraft and the Challenges of Our TimeCreditsIndex