Defence Diplomacy: Strategic Engagement and Interstate Conflict, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Defence Diplomacy

Strategic Engagement and Interstate Conflict, 1st Edition

By Daniel H. Katz

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224 pages

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Description

This book analyzes examples of strategic engagement in order to identify the factors which contribute to the success or failure of defence diplomacy in preventing interstate conflict.

For more than a century, nations have engaged in defence diplomacy to cultivate mutual understanding and mitigate conflict. A subset of defence diplomacy is strategic engagement, defined as peacetime defence diplomacy between nations that are actual or potential adversaries. This book analyzes three cases of strategic engagement in order to elucidate the factors which contribute to the success or failure of this diplomacy in preventing conflict. It uses an inductive framework to compare strategic engagement in the following cases: UK-German defence diplomacy prior to World War I; US-Soviet defence diplomacy during the Cold War; and post-Cold War US-China defence diplomacy. Based upon archival, literature, and personal interview research, the book argues that defence diplomacy can mitigate the risk of interstate conflict between potential adversaries. The lessons learned from this book can be employed to discern the significant elements conducive to achieving a successful outcome of strategic engagement and averting conflict or even war.

This book will be of much interest to students of defence studies, diplomacy studies, foreign policy and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Analysis of literature and study framework

3. Anglo-German Pre-WWI S.E.

4. U.S.-Soviet Cold War S.E.

5. U.S.-China Post-Cold War S.E.

6. Compare and contrast

7. Conclusion

About the Author

Daniel H. Katz is a non-resident scholar for the China Studies Program at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Cass Military Studies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
HIS027060
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL011010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security