Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy / Edition 1

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Overview

Statecraft, or the art of conducting a state's affairs with other states, is as old as human civilization. So too is diplomacy, the form statecraft takes in time of peace.

In this comprehensive treatment, distinguished diplomat Chas Freeman describes the fundamental principles of the art of statecraft and the craft of diplomacy. The book draws on the author's years of experience as a practicing diplomat but also his extensive reading of the histories of ancient India, China, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and the Islamic world as well as modern Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Among numerous other subjects, the book addresses the role of intelligence, political actions, cultural influence, economic measures, and military power, as well as diplomatic strategy and tactics, negotiation, and the tasks and skills of diplomacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781878379658
  • Publisher: United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Series: Cross-Cultural Negotiation Books
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Chas. W. Freeman, Jr., has been a career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Persian Gulf War, and assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. He was a fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in 1994-95 and is the author of Arts of Power: Statecraft and Diplomacy (USIP Press) and Diplomat's Dictionary (USIP Press).

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction 3
National Interests and National Concerns 9
National Power 15
Intelligence, Espionage, and Covert Operations 23
Political Actions and Measures 33
Cultural Influence 41
The Use of Economic Measures 45
The Nonviolent Use of Military Power 53
The Use of Force 61
Diplomatic Strategy and Tactics 71
Diplomatic Maneuver 77
Diplomatic Negotiation 87
Relations between States 93
The Use of Diplomats 99
Tasks and Skills of Diplomacy 107
Agency 111
Advocacy 115
Diplomatic Dialogue 121
Reporting and Analysis 125
Counsel 129
Stewardship 133
Reason of State, System, and Relationship 137
Index 141
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2000

    An excellent introduction to diplomacy

    The author, a career Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, discusses diplomacy; the form statecraft takes in time of peace. An excellent survey of the subject.

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