Author : Henry Kissinger
ISBN : 9780671510992
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offering a panoramic view of history and a description of firsthand diplomatic encounters, the former Secretary of State describes his ideas about diplomacy and power balances, showing how national negotiating styles influence outcomes
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Anspruch Und Wirklichkeit

Author : Christian Prosl
ISBN : 9783706557542
Genre : History
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Was sind die außenpolitischen Interessen Österreichs und auf welche Weise werden sie verfolgt? Gibt es ein "Alleinstellungsmerkmal" der österreichischen Außenpolitik, und wenn ja, wie wird es definiert? Das vorliegende Buch beschreibt prägnant und mitreißend die wichtigsten Themen der Außenpolitik der Zweiten Republik und gibt einen Einblick in die diplomatische Praxis. Es richtet sich an Leserinnen und Leser, die sich für internationale Fragen im Allgemeinen und für die österreichische Außenpolitik im Besonderen interessieren, und bietet einen höchst informativen und gut lesbaren Überblick über die Entwicklungen der vergangenen Jahrzehnte - von der Wiedererrichtung des Auswärtigen Dienstes über Österreichs Rolle im "Kalten Krieg" bis hin zu den Veränderungen seit dem EU-Beitritt. Die Beziehungen zu den direkten geographischen Nachbarstaaten werden dabei ebenso beleuchtet wie das ambivalente Verhältnis zu den USA und die Auswirkungen des Zerfalls der UdSSR. Die Autoren schöpfen aus der Erfahrung langjähriger Praxis im diplomatischen Dienst und möchten mit ihrer Analyse zu einem besseren Verständnis der Stellung des Landes im internationalen Kontext beitragen. Sie richten den Blick dabei nicht nur zurück in die Geschichte, sondern auf die Gegenwart und die Zukunft der österreichischen Außenpolitik und berücksichtigen vor allem die fundamentalen Veränderungen zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts, die Österreich vor völlig neue Herausforderungen stellen.
Category: History

Does America Need A Foreign Policy

Author : Henry Kissinger
ISBN : 9780684855684
Genre : Business & Economics
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The former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon argues that a coherent foreign policy is essential and lays out his own plan for getting the nation's international affairs in order.
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Henry Kissinger
ISBN : 3570551911
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The Demon In Diplomacy

Author : Z.S. Andrew Demirdjian Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781469115870
Genre : Political Science
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“This groundbreaking book is about the corruption and hypocrisy in the U.S. domestic and foreign diplomacy and not on genocide. However, the 20th Century’s first Genocide is used in the book as an example to demonstrate how the powers to be in Washington, D.C., blink at cruel injustices through the application of double standards and ethical lapses for the sake of political expediency.” “The author reveals how dishonest lobbying is dragging the United States government into the black hole of corrupt culture which eventually will destroy the nation the same way as the Roman Empire perished through rampant corruption exercised by the ruling class.”
Category: Political Science

The Art Of Peace

Author : Juliana Geran Pilon
ISBN : 9781412863865
Genre : Political Science
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Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War, believed that the acme of leadership consists in figuring out how to subdue the enemy with the least amount of fighting—a fact that America’s Founders also understood, and practiced with astonishing success. For it to work, however, a people must possess both the ability and the willingness to use all available instruments of power in peace as much as in war. US foreign policy has increasingly neglected the instruments of civilian power and become overly dependent on lethal solutions to conflict. The steep rise in unconventional conflict has increased the need for diplomatic and other non-hardpower tools of statecraft. The United States can no longer afford to sit on the proverbial three-legged national security stool (“military, diplomacy, development”), where one leg is a lot longer than either of the other two, almost forgetting altogether the fourth leg—information, especially strategic communication and public diplomacy. The United States isn’t so much becoming militarized as decivilianized. According to Sun Tzu, self-knowledge is as important as knowledge of one’s enemy: “if you know neither yourself nor the enemy, you will succumb in every battle.” Alarmingly, the United States is deficient on both counts. And though we can stand to lose a few battles, the stakes of losing the war itself in this age of nuclear proliferation are too high to contemplate.
Category: Political Science

Power Politics Law

Author : Radhika Withana
ISBN : 9789004164116
Genre : Law
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"This book hypothesises that an ILI perspective offers a better explanation of the law-State behaviour relationship during international crises than rival explanations grounded in positivism, realism or functional ism. Four case studies of State behaviour - of the US, the Soviet Union and the PRC during the Korean War (1950-1953), of the US and UK during the Suez crisis (1956), of the US and the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) and of the US and an alliance of Latin American States during the Dominican Republic crisis (1965) - are used to test the hypothesis. The findings confirm the greater explanatory efficacy of ILI and demonstrate that the significance of international law to foreign policy decision-making during international crises is more than that of deterring the use of force as is assumed by rival theoretical approaches grounded in a rule-book image of international law."--Back cover.
Category: Law

China S Foreign Aid And Investment Diplomacy Volume I

Author : John F. Copper
ISBN : 9781137532732
Genre : Political Science
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Today, by many accounts, China is the world's foremost purveyor of foreign aid and foreign investment to developing countries. This is the product of China's miracle economic growth over a period of more than three decades, together with China's drive to become a major player in world affairs and accomplish this through economic rather than military means. This three-volume work is the first comprehensive study of China's aid and investment strategy to trace how it has evolved since Beijing launched its foreign aid diplomacy at the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Volume I examines the definitions, origins, nature, and scope of foreign aid and investment by other countries. Using that background, John F. Copper then traces China's financial assistance to developing countries from the Mao period - when China gave meaningful foreign aid despite its own economic struggles - through the beginning of China's post-1978 economic boom and during subsequent decades of rapid economic growth. Copper shows that China has a more salient history in giving foreign assistance than any other country in the world; while China's objectives in giving foreign assistance have changed markedly over time, China has always been driven by efforts to realize its foreign policy objectives and expand China's external influence.
Category: Political Science