gunboat diplomacy


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gunboat diplomacy

diplomacy conducted by threats of military intervention, esp by a major power against a militarily weak state
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Gunboat diplomacy" is used here not pejoratively but to denote the limited use of naval force in peacetime, per Cable, Gunboat Diplomacy, p.
11) Kenneth Hagan, American Gunboat Diplomacy and the Old Navy, 1877-1889 (Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, 1973), 160-187, and Daniel H.
We are still far away from gunboat diplomacy, even for Turkey.
We now have the new box and because of the "upgrade" we've lost the "magic eye" connection to all the other TVs in the house, which now sit idle, silently mocking me for trusting in her gunboat diplomacy skills.
The Japanese have recently asserted a stronger claim of sovereignty over the islands and the Chinese have pushed back with gunboat diplomacy.
Don Pacifico; the acceptable face of gunboat diplomacy.
GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY MAY BE GOOD POLITICS BUT IT'S DUBIOUS POLICY TO A CLOSE FRIEND (The Australian, Sydney)
GUNBOAT diplomacy again rang out this week as the British Greyhound Racing Board complained to the police about a claimed theft of information from its National Form Database - although no evidence has been produced of any wrongdoing.
It is an attitude that has prevailed since Britain engaged in gunboat diplomacy in Victorian times, and the calls made on political leaders by the SDLP MP to remedy the wrong done to the family of the murdered man must be answered positively.
He has been sculpted from the spare rib of a world laid to waste by America's foreign policy: its gunboat diplomacy, its nuclear arsenal, its vulgarly stated policy of "full spectrum dominance," its chilling disregard for non-American lives, its barbarous military interventions, its support for despotic and dictatorial regimes, its merciless economic agenda that has munched through the economies of poor countries like a cloud of locusts, its marauding multinationals that are taking over the air we breathe, the ground we stand on, the water we drink, the thoughts we think.
gunboat diplomacy that terrorized our neighbors in the past.
Here, the option of gunboat diplomacy was a unique exercise that, in responding to the Soviet challenge (or independent nationalist forces), covertly remained in the background during the ascending decades (1945-1975?