Book Arts of power : statecraft and diplomacy / Chas. W. Freeman, Jr.
Associated Name: United States Institute of Peace.
Publication year: 
Call Number JZ1305 .F74 1997
Media class: Book
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : United States Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781878379658 1878379658
Extent: xi, 159 p. ; 23 cm.
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.
Foreword / Richard H. Solomon -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Power of the State. National interests and national concerns -- National power -- Intelligence, espionage, and covert operations -- Political actions and measures -- Cultural influence -- The use of economic measures -- The nonviolent use of military power -- The use of force -- Diplomatic maneuver. Diplomatic strategy and tactics -- Diplomatic maneuver -- Diplomatic negotiation -- Relations between states -- The use of diplomats -- The skills of the diplomat. Tasks and skills of diplomacy -- Agency -- Advocacy -- Diplomatic dialogue -- Reporting and analysis -- Counsel -- Stewardship -- Reason of state, system, and relationship.