gunboat diplomacy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gunboat diplomacy diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
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Idioms

Gunboat diplomacy - If a nation conducts its diplomatic relations by threatening military action to get what it wants, it is using gunboat diplomacy.
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Usage


In news:

Putin Flexes Muscles, Turns To ' Gunboat Diplomacy' In Syria.
Who would have thought that one day the amphibious assault ship USS Ponce, docked in Virginia Beach, would be converted into a "mothership," a floating staging base for commandos, as an instrument of modern-day gunboat diplomacy.
Putin Flexes Muscles, Turns To ' Gunboat Diplomacy ' In Syria.
Who would have thought that one day the amphibious assault ship USS Ponce, docked in Virginia Beach, would be converted into a "mothership," a floating staging base for commandos, as an instrument of modern-day gunboat diplomacy .
Obama uses gunboat diplomacy with North Korea -- and China.
Putin Flexes Muscles, Turns To 'Gunboat Diplomacy' In Syria.
Go to main page News Gunboat diplomacy: Indian navy ready to set sail to South China Sea .
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