Small Wars Journal

diplomatic engagement

The Critical and Enduring Role of Confidence in Preventive Diplomacy SWJED Wed, 03/07/2018 - 8:34am

Confidence building measures rely on four key components: Reputation, Status, Transparency & Trust. In theory, when RTS2 combine to establish sustainable CBMs, regional conflicts can be prevented.

From Pylos to Pyongyang: What Thucydides Can Teach Us about Contemporary Diplomacy SWJED Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:31am

This essay offers a close reading of Sparta’s diplomatic engagement with Athens following its stunning defeat at Pylos.