Georgian Britain, Imperial China and the Irishman Who Introduced Them
In 1793, George Macartney became Britain's first envoy to imperial China, and set off one of the greatest power shifts in history. The impasse that resulted from Macartney's refusal to agree to kowtow to the Emperor Qianlong causes great reverberations even today, and is still a source of tension between Beijing and the West.
Leading scholars examine China's global strategic plans, from Hong Kong to military power, to economic dominance Over the past few decades, China has increasingly challenged the global influence of the United States. In China's Grand Strategy, David B. H. Denoon brings together a group of eminent scholars to explain China's rapid ascendance on ......
Life and Work in the US Foreign Service, Third Edition
Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an authoritative and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country's national security interests around the globe.
The Reshaping of International Security Institutions
Shows security-related diplomacy and international cooperation works, yet it remains an understudied and poorly understood phenomenon. This title provides an assessment of their relative effectiveness, compatibility, and their impact on international security institutions.
Why the United States Struggles to Coerce Weak States
Why do weak states frequently resist threats of force from the United States? In this book, the author argues that the United States' model of inexpensive war making allows it to casually threaten force and carry out frequent short-term military campaigns.
The alliance between the U.S. and Great Britain won World War II. But the ultimate victory of that partnership has obscured many of the conflicts. Synthesizing an impressive variety of sources, Lewis Lehrman explains how the Anglo-American alliance worked - and occasionally did not.
Andrew Mumford challenges the notion of a "special relationship" between the United States and United Kingdom in diplomatic and military affairs, the most vaunted and, he says, exaggerated of associations in the post-1945 era. Though they are allies to be sure, national self-interest and domestic politics have often undercut their relationship.
The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade
During its heyday in the 19th century, the African slave trade was fueled by the close relationship of the US and Brazil. This work tells the story of how US nationals participated in this odious commerce by creating diplomatic, social, and political ties with Brazil, which has the largest population of African origin outside of Africa itself.
Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat, and Three Fateful Days in March
This book traces the dynamics in the current fraught relationship between Israel and Palestine to the dramatic events of March 27-29, 2002--from a bloody suicide bombing to the Arab Peace Initiative to the invasion and reoccupation of the West Bank, where Israeli soldiers won a bloody military battle but Israel lost the media battle of public ......