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Forceful Persuasion: Coercive Diplomacy As An Alternative To War
Forceful Persuasion: Coercive Diplomacy As An Alternative To War
By Alexander L. George
United States Institute of Peace, 1992, 112 pp.

Second thoughts about the Gulf War have propelled "what if?" questions about nonmilitary alternatives. In this slim, readable volume George revisits his 1971 classic, The Limits of Coercive Diplomacy. He niftily summarizes older cases and adds new ones (Nicaragua, Libya and the Gulf War), evaluates them through his method of "focused comparison" and sets out thoughtful guidelines.