Coercive Diplomacy and the Response to Terrorism


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The United States and Coercive Diplomacy, page(s): 305-357

June 2003

US and Coercive Diplomacy

Retaliation and decaptitation of a terrorist organization's leadership is a form of coercive diplomacy; after all, both are designed to get the terrorist organization to stop its terrorist attacks.  Judging the efficacy of coercive diplomacy against terrorists is exceedingly difficult, as Martha Crenshaw explains, but she concludes that overall this technique has not worked well.

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