Unilateral Advantage: The October War and Shuttle Diplomacy

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195172218
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849994 | DOI:
Unilateral Advantage: The October War and Shuttle Diplomacy

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The October War and its resolution, particularly the shuttle diplomacy that followed, cemented Kissinger's reputation as a skillful negotiator. It offers an excellent opportunity for evaluating Kissinger's performance as a diplomat, strategist, and crisis manager. This chapter examines whether the outcome of the October War is a great achievement of Kissinger and if his behavior and American policy really reflected American “values” as well the country's “interests”. It also explores the evidence presented and cites some disturbing side effects and outcomes.

Keywords: October War; shuttle diplomacy; Kissinger; American policy

Chapter.  14678 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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