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Global Allies: Comparing US Alliances in the 21st Century

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ISBN: 9781760461171 Year: Language: Undetermined
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science
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The global system of alliances that the United States built after the Second World War underpinned the stability and prosperity of the postwar order. But during the 20th century, the multilateral NATO alliance system in Europe and the bilateral San Francisco alliance system in Asia rarely interacted. This changed in the early 21st century, as US allies came together to fight and stabilise conflicts in the Middle East and Central Asia. This volume presents the first-ever comparative study of US alliances in Europe and Asia from the perspectives of US allies: the challenges, opportunities and shifting dynamics of these fundamental pillars of order. This volume is essential reading for those interested in contemporary and future regional and global security dynamics.

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diplomacy --- alliances --- nato --- united states

Rising Powers and Peacebuilding: Breaking the Mold?

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Book Series: Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies ISBN: 9783319606200 9783319606217 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60621-7 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Political Science
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This edited volume examines the policies and practices of rising powers on peacebuilding. It analyzes how and why their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and multilateral institutions. The policies of the rising powers towards peacebuilding may significantly influence how the UN and others undertake peacebuilding in the future. This book is an invaluable resource for practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students who want to understand how peacebuilding is likely to evolve over the next decades.

Principled Pragmatism: VOC Interaction with Makassar 1637-68 and the Nature of Company Diplomacy

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ISBN: 9788202566609 Year: Pages: 375 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.23 Language: English
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing) Grant: University of Agder
Subject: History
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In this study of the Dutch East India Company the author uses the Company’s seventeenth century diplomatic interaction with the trading Sultanate of Macassar, on the southwestern tip of present day Sulawesi, as a case in cross cultural diplomacy. The author argues that the outlook of the Company’s agents both home and overseas was pragmatic, as was the nature of the solutions to the problems they faced. In doing so, the author challenges propositions of Company ethnocentric tunnel vision in its thinking about, and practice of overseas diplomacy. He also run counter with propositions that the communication between Company agents and their Asian friends and foes represented a miscommunication caused by structural cultural barriers. The study is based on analysis of the political language of the Company at the respective levels of operation.

Secession and Security

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Book Series: Cornell Studies in Security Affairs ISBN: 9781501713941 9781501713958 9781501713965 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Cornell University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101565
Subject: Political Science
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Since World War II, separatist conflicts have been the most common and deadly types of war in international politics. Such wars result from a simple incongruity: ethno-nationalist groups desire a homeland, but on territory that is controlled by states unwilling to give it up. This book examines states’ strategies, particularly their use of violence, when confronted by separatist movements. Using more than 110 interviews, American and British diplomatic archives, and newspaper archives, this book’s emphasis on external security can account for separatist violence, or its lack thereof, in a variety of historical contexts including Pakistan's treatment of Bengali secessionists; India’s treatment of separatism in Assam, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir; interactions between the Ottoman Empire and Armenia; and Israel's attitudes toward Palestine.

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History --- Security --- History --- Diplomacy --- Pakistan --- India --- Ottoman Empire

Švelniosios galios vedami: šalies įvaizdžio politika ir Japonija : monografija

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ISBN: 9786094672903 Year: Pages: 223 p. DOI: https://doi.org/10.7220/9786094672903 Language: Lithuanian
Publisher: Vytautas Magnus University
Subject: Political Science
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Šalies įvaizdžio valdymo praktikos sukelia daug dilemų, todėl turi tiek proponentų, tiek priešų. Ne išimtis čia yra ir Lietuva. Viena vertus, žiniasklaidoje piktinamasi, kad Lietuva užsienyje pristatoma kaip skurdi šalis ar Hanibalo Lekterio gimtinė, kita vertus, klausiama, ar tinkamai ir efektyviai panaudojami mokesčių mokėtojų pinigai, juos investuojant į tokias neapčiuopiamas ir racionaliai sunkiai paaiškinamas veiklas kaip kultūros diplomatija ar šalies prekės ženklas. Juk šalies įvaizdis – tai beveik magiškas asociacijų ir simbolių debesis, tvyrantis neapčiuopiamos užsieniečių masės galvose. Ar galima teigti, kad jis galėtų lemti tokius racionaliai suskaičiuojamus dalykus kaip šalies ekonomika, turistų srautai ar žmonių gyvybė karuose? Pagrindinė šalis, kuria Autorius domisi ir kurios pavyzdžių daugiausia pateikia knygoje, yra Japonija. Ir ne tik todėl, kad su šia šalimi yra susijęs asmeniškai ir čia atlieka daugumą savo tyrimų. Jo manymu, kaip tik Japonijos šios srities laimėjimai galėtų padėti Lietuvai atsakant į tam tikrus klausimus, sprendžiant dilemas ar renkantis priemones.

Arte de falar e arte de estar calado: Augusto de Castro – Jornalismo e Diplomacia

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Book Series: História Contemporânea ISBN: 9789892611617 Year: Pages: 408 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1158-7 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
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Born in 1883 – the same year that ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ was published and German composer, Richard Wagner, passed away –, journalist and diplomat, Augusto de Castro, would come across ‘delightful ironies’ in life, as he claimed later on. Thus, while Zarathustra belonged to one of Benito Mussolini’s favourite authors – an Italian dictator, also born in 1883, openly admired by Castro throughout the first decades of the 20th century –, the disappearance of Parsifal’s creator set the theme for one of the most nostalgic articles written by Augusto de Castro, which provided the title to his second-last work, ‘Eighty-three years ago in Venice’ (1966). This book suggests a journey through the life and works of Augusto de Castro, a larger-than-life character of 20th-century diplomacy, politics, and culture, who closely followed the main changes that took place in this country, and communed with the main political, economic, and cultural actors of the national and international scene of the time.

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