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Alongside war, there has always been diplomacy; alongside the warlord, the diplomat seeking a nonmilitary solution. Diplomatic efforts have shortened some of our worst wars and exacerbated others. The interaction of war and diplomacy is a theme avidly studied worldwide, considered by political and military strategists, and watched over by all those interested in international affairs. War and Diplomacy uses twentieth- and twenty-first-century case studies to review the evolution of this aspect of conflict prevention or reduction. Its contributors consider not only the changing philosophies of the participants-politicians, diplomats, and the military-but also the outside influences that may have changed the nature, and even the purpose, of peacekeeping and conflict resolution over the past century. As today a military threat can be applied without deploying vast armies and, conversely, can be reduced with pressure from international organizations rather than from an individual warlord, so the public's awareness of military conflict is now heightened by instantaneous broadcasts to worldwide audiences and by loud calls for diplomatic intervention. Regarding media and military affairs, therefore, evidence suggests the metaphoric pen can indeed be mightier than the sword.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781574889444
ISBN-10: 1574889443
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Potomac Books Inc
Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Andrew M. Dorman

Editors Andrew Dorman and Greg Kennedy lecture at the Joint Services Command Staff College, attached to King's College, University of London. Dr. Dorman's previous books include Military Intervention: From Gunboat Diplomacy to Humanitarian Intervention (with Thomas G. Otte). Dr. Kennedy's works include Incidents and International Relations: People, Power and Politics, edited with Keith Neilson.

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