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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Australia's action against Japanese whalers is a case of gunboat diplomacy and, as is usual with such tactics, it may have perverse consequences.
The colt is the third product of a Listed-place mare, whose siblings include the high-class French performer Gunboat Diplomacy.
Ever since British prime minister Lord Palmerston used 'free trade' as an excuse to prise open the Chinese opium market with a dose of gunboat diplomacy in 1842, the concept has been surrounded by controversy.
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.
For Puerto Ricans on the island and the mainland, this was just another display of nineteenth-century gunboat diplomacy.
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?) of Pax Americana.
He utilizes the changing nature of American investments and evolving notions of national security to explain the shift from gunboat diplomacy to neighborliness.
The energy focus is part of a renewed effort to network alliances in the region that would make it harder for Turkey to play bully boy with its rather archaic version of gunboat diplomacy.
The report went on to mention that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who previously served as ExxonMobil's CEO, criticised the Turkish naval action as "gunboat diplomacy" during a recent meeting with Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
"The reality is that this sort of gunboat diplomacy, trying to bring democracy with bombs and bullets, and supporting these insurgent groups, it's really never going to work.