The Resource Dancing with the devil: : the perils of engaging rogue regimes, Michael Rubin, (ebook)

Dancing with the devil: : the perils of engaging rogue regimes, Michael Rubin, (ebook)

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Dancing with the devil: : the perils of engaging rogue regimes
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Dancing with the devil:
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the perils of engaging rogue regimes
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Michael Rubin
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eng
Summary
The world has seldom been as dangerous as it is now. Rogue regimes-governments and groups that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism, and proliferate nuclear weapons-threaten the United States around the globe. Because sanctions and military action are so costly, the American strategy of first resort is dialogue, on the theory that 'it never hurts to talk to enemies.' Seldom is conventional wisdom so wrong. Engagement with rogue regimes is not cost-free, as Michael Rubin demonstrates by tracing the history of American diplomacy with North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Libya, the Taliban's Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Further challenges to traditional diplomacy have come from terrorist groups, such as the PLO in the 1970s and 1980s, or Hamas and Hezbollah in the last two decades. The argument in favor of negotiation with terrorists is suffused with moral equivalence, the idea that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. Rarely does the actual record of talking to terrorists come under serious examination. While soldiers spend weeks developing lessons learned after every exercise, diplomats generally do not reflect on why their strategy toward rogues has failed, or consider whether their basic assumptions have been faulty. Rubin's analysis finds that rogue regimes all have one thing in common: they pretend to be aggrieved in order to put Western diplomats on the defensive. Whether in Pyongyang, Tehran, or Islamabad, rogue leaders understand that the West rewards bluster with incentives and that the U.S. State Department too often values process more than results
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Midwest
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1971-
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Rubin, Michael
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327.1/17
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • State-sponsored terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Diplomacy
  • International relations
  • National security
  • United States
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adult
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Dancing with the devil: : the perils of engaging rogue regimes, Michael Rubin, (ebook)
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9781594037986
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11813570
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remote
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11813570
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MWT11813570
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Dancing with the devil: : the perils of engaging rogue regimes, Michael Rubin, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781594037986
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11813570
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11813570
System control number
MWT11813570
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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