chapter  5
17 Pages

Personal Diplomacy and US Policy Toward Iraq

ByRobert Pauly, Jr

Interactions between states-whether economic, military or political in character-

are central to the conduct of international relations. That has been the case throughout

recorded history, during which myriad states have fought wars against and built

bilateral and multilateral coalitions with their governmental and institutional

counterparts. On a daily basis, events unfold that involve and are influenced to varying

degrees by leaders and their advisors, and the states they serve. That is indisputable.