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The Logic of Positive Engagement

Miroslav Nincic


Recent U.S. foreign policy has depended heavily on the use of negative inducements to alter the behavior of other states. From public browbeating through economic sanctions to military invasion, the last few presidents have chosen to use coercion to advance U.S. interests when dealing with adversaries. In this respect, as this book notes, the United States differs from many of its closest allies: Canada has long maintained diplomatic relations with Cuba, and several of the European democracies have continued diplomatic engagement with governments that the United States considers pariah regimes ... More

Keywords: American foreign policy, negative inducements, negative engagement, positive engagement, exchange model, catalytic model, Iran relations, North Korea relations, U.S. relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780801450068
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801450068.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miroslav Nincic, author
Professor of Political Science, UC Davis