War & Diplomacy: From World War I to the War on Terrorism

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Juli 2008



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. This title uses twentieth-and twenty-first-century case studies to review the evolution of this aspect of conflict prevention or reduction.


Introduction: Dr Andrew Dorman and Dr Greg Kennedy (King's College, London); Origins of the World War One: Thomas G Otte, (University of the West of England); The diplomatic dances of the early years of the century - the general feeling in Europe that war was inevitable - the military state of the likely combatants - the consequent pursuit of diplomatic solutions - the major players - the political policies - breakthroughs and breakdowns: the diplomatic merry-go-round - the military input - the US and Europe - the fateful days; Origins of the Second World War: Professor Keith Neilson (Royal Military College of Canada); The aftermath of the 'War to end all Wars' - broken treaties and ill-considered dreams - diplomatic policies and activity - likely alliances perceived and planned for - the diplomatic approach to dictatorship - diplomatic activity in Hitler's Germany - war clouds and desperate diplomats - military intelligence and diplomacy - the British government and warning voices - American perceptions of Europe - the world view of Japan - 11.59: could anything be done - the diplomatic alternatives to war.; The Anglo-American Alliance: Dr Greg Kennedy (King's College, London); Origins of the great alliance - prewar debates and discussions - US/UK diplomat exchanges in the early war years - US politics and the arguments over alliance - the Lend-Lease Agreement - the leading players: diplomatic profiles - alliance in action: the summits - America and the war in Europe - the UK and the war in the Pacific - British international diplomacy in a joint cause: the colonial and commonwealth network - US defence policy and diplomacy - the US/UK alliance and Russia - the alliance and the peace; France and Algeria: Dr Martin Thomas (University of Exeter); Identifying the enemy - diplomatic overtures to the Nationalists - the Islam factor - diplomatic contacts with nations supporting the rebels - the diplomatic view of the 1958 offensives - stalemate and the arrival of de Gaulle - why military action had failed: the diplomatists view - Algerian lessons for diplomacy in military affairs; The Suez Crisis: Prof Scott Lucas (University of Birmingham); Diplomacy and presidential dictate: could Nasser have been stopped? - the Suez invasion and pre-invasion politics - Franco-British alliance: the diplomatic view - the UN, the USSR and diplomacy on a world stage - diplomacy and the problems of occupation - the Israeli factor-the complexity of Soviet involvement: diplomatic relations with the 'East' - the UN at war: diplomacy or military action? - Suez and its effect of later Middle East diplomacy; Vietnam: Dr Richard Lock-Pullan (King's College, London); Diplomacy after Dien Bien Phu - the diplomatic theory of territorial division - nation states and external benefactors - diplomacy and the supply of military hardware - air bombing: aims and intentions - claim, counter-claim and the diplomatic case - civilian losses and negotiating a peace - defence ministers and the diplomatic service - public support: its values and drawbacks - US policies and Presidential changes - diplomatic exchanges: US, Russia, China - the quest for a neutral solution - the results of the war in the region - diplomacy in a postwar period.; The Falklands/Malvinas: Prof. Lawrence Freedman (King's College, London); Diplomatic priorities and missing a threat - the reaction of politicians and the military to a sudden attack - military problems of long distance engagement - use of the intermediary: Alexander Haig - despatch of the Task Force: a diplomat's view - reporting the war: diplomatic preferences - in the event of failure: preparing for the worst - realism.v. euphoria - assessing public mood; evaluating the result - managing the aftermath; War in the Balkans: Porf Joyce Kaufman (Whittier College, California); The diplomatic nightmare - diplomacy after Tito - diplomacy in the Balkans: the European views - diplomacy in the Balkans: the international view - when standard solutions do not apply - where are the diplomats: who do you negotiate with? - religion and diplomacy - fighting to effect logical divides - the leading diplomatic players: the UN, the EU, Britain, the US - uniting allies under one policy - heroes and villains; The Gulf Wars: Dr Andrew Dorman (King's College, London); Facing war in the cradle of civilisation - diplomacy and history: acknowledging past relationships - negotiating with a dictatorship: historic examples and modern-day Iraq - recognising the causes of war - using the threat of superior power - dealing with an anti-war lobby - dealing with instant war reporting - the two wars and their conclusion: a diplomatic assessment - reparation and the image of the victors; The War on Terrorism: Dr. Orest Babij, Canadian Armed Forces, Intelligence Branch; Diplomacy and the invisible enemy - the one-man army - the media and diplomacy - the public, the military and the hidden work of diplomacy - working with those who support and harbour the terrorist - diplomacy and the defence manufactures - methods of diplomacy in the 21st century - the carrot and the stick: slow diplomacy or instant response; Conclusion: Dr Andrew Dorman and Dr Greg Kennedy; Global, international, national and local: varying forms of democracy - do the new wars need a new democracy? - are we slow to support democracy? - is democracy the principal hope for peace? - review of recent comment and assessment from inside and outside the military and diplomatic circles.; Bibliographies; Separate bibliographies will be provided for each chapter. A general bibliography may also be included.


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.


"War and Diplomacy" draws a key lesson for all those concerned with conflict and strategy in the early twenty-first century: organized armed force is a political act and must be governed by policy and diplomacy from start to finish. It is a compelling work.
EAN: 9781574889444
ISBN: 1574889443
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2008
Seitenanzahl: 245 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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