gunboat diplomacy


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gunboat diplomacy

Diplomacy that uses the threat of military action as a way to ensure the desired outcome. If that country's president continues to defy the terms of the treaty, we'll have to resort to gunboat diplomacy.
See also: diplomacy, gunboat
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Unfortunately, Poss, who draws largely on Cable's Gunboat Diplomacy by borrowing its conceptual framework and adapting it to airpower, doesn't ground his study on substantial sources.
The final mode of gunboat diplomacy is that in which warships are employed to emphasize attitudes or to make a point--expressive force, which Cable readily dismisses as "the last and least of the uses of limited naval force," promising only vague and uncertain results.
you, as a country, have to survive on gunboat diplomacy.
25) Although naval diplomacy (as a defence diplomacy supplement) is in principle based on the use of naval forces for purposes of co-operation and non-coercive suasion rather than armed coercion, its extension in the form of gunboat diplomacy includes the use of armed force.
Today's interventions are more rhetorically subtle but not fundamentally different from the gunboat diplomacy and annexations of the colonial era, in Chomsky's view.
One North Korean official implies that his country's nuclear capability is merely a makeshift version of gunboat diplomacy for a nation that cannot afford gunboats, a bargaining chip whose main purpose is to negotiate the withdrawal of U.
The liberal imperialist Lord Palmerston said in 1842 in defense of his gunboat diplomacy, "It is, that commerce may go freely forth, leading civilization with one hand, and peace with the other, to render mankind happier, wiser, better.
Writing in an age before the advent of American gunboat diplomacy and Yankee imperialism in Latin America (the Monroe Doctrine notwithstanding), Sarmiento looked to the United States as a model of what a liberal, progressive, and modernizing Argentina might become.
This near intervention led one observer to note that gunboat diplomacy was clearly in line with the State Department commitment to pipelines and profits.
The days of gunboat diplomacy are in our past; let's hope the days of China's bully-like behavior toward its blood neighbors, Hong Kong and Taiwan, will become part of the sleeping tiger's past.
It happened in 1853 when Commodore Matthew Perry used gunboat diplomacy to pry open trade with Japan - not dreaming that someday his countrymen would be awash in low-priced Asian imports.
To Steal a Book is an Elegant Offense - the wonderful title apparently comes from a Chinese saying - traces the history of the Chinese treatment of intellectual property issues from the era of gunboat diplomacy through the modernizing Nationalist regime and the various phases of the People's Republic.
The Narrative of the Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan (1859) gives a fascinating account of 19th-century gunboat diplomacy.
As understood by the imperial powers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the practice of gunboat diplomacy usually had a prize in view--gold, slaves, bananas, the rescue of the British consul, the amputation of the insolent pasha's right hand.
And in a true show of gunboat diplomacy Putin sent aircraft carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov through the English Channel en route to Syria.