Coercive diplomacy and the Iranian nuclear crisis

Harris, Benjamin ORCID: (2020) Coercive diplomacy and the Iranian nuclear crisis. International Negotiation, 26 (2). pp. 218-244. ISSN 1382-340X

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Coercive diplomacy was utilized by a coalition of the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany (collectively known as the P5+1) to negotiate an end to the Iranian nuclear crisis from 2002–2013. Eventually, this approach culminated in the Geneva interim agreement and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in November 2013 and October 2015, respectively. This article charts the course of the P5+1’s coercive diplomacy efforts against Iran and demonstrates that coercive diplomacy pressured Iran to a point where the cost of continued resistance was too high to continue enduring. It shows that a combination of factors succeeded after 11 years of a coercive diplomacy strategy. These findings will have implications for policymaking and academia, as it is a rare illustration of successful, coalitional coercive diplomacy.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2022 06:06
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 00:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: coercion; crisis management; coalitional diplomacy; nuclear crisis; leadership; incentives
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160607 International Relations
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4408 Political science > 440808 International relations
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810107 National Security
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society
14 DEFENCE > 1401 Defence > 140109 National security
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