Origin of gunboat diplomacy
Words nearby gunboat diplomacy
How to use gunboat diplomacy in a sentence
Those who served abroad were treated with suspicion that they had been infected by European diplomacy.
Indeed, it's unclear what, if any, benefits the average Cuban will reap from increased diplomacy between the two countries.Castro's Hipster Apologists Want to Keep Cuba ‘Authentically’ Poor|Michael Moynihan|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The British Museum claims that “cultural diplomacy” can somehow discourage human rights violators.Britain Has Lost Its Marbles: Elgin Loan Will Appease Putin|Geoffrey Robertson|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I called it “ding-dong diplomacy”; Governor Richardson wisely pointed out that “basketball diplomacy” is better than none.
To date, much of the details of the diplomacy and even the interim deal between Iran and the West are shrouded in secrecy.Republican Hawks Already Have a War Plan for ISIS, Ukraine, and Obama|Eli Lake|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rebels wished to advance from Lutao, but were kept back by the fire from the gunboat Maria Cristina.
Meanwhile, the Australian submarine has got up through the Narrows and has torpedoed a gunboat at Chunuk.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
This Committee shall be divided into three sections, viz.:—Of diplomacy; of the navy; and of the army.
But, though a capital sabreur, he was evidently not made to solve questions in diplomacy.
Without any training in or natural bent for diplomacy, Aguinaldo had not the faintest idea of what foreign “protection” signified.
British Dictionary definitions for gunboat diplomacy
Cultural definitions for gunboat diplomacy
A policy toward a foreign country that depends on the use, or threat of the use, of arms. (See big stick diplomacy.)