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Entries by Robert Eisenman from 03/2011

The Power of Ultimatums -- the Forgotten Diplomatic Tool

| Posted 03.10.2011 | World

Ultimatums have gotten a bad name, probably because of what happened in the run-up to World War I. But what distinguishes a "just ultimatum" from megalomaniacal posturing or propagandistic invective?

Ultimatums Work -- Sarkozy and Cameron Intervene

| Posted 03.20.2011 | World

Excluding the First Iraq War, the no-fly zone operation is almost a Security Council first since the Korean War sixty some years ago, a resolution which only succeeded at that time because the Russian Delegation inexplicably walked out and absented itself.