President Donald Trump, in a keyboard-based show of gunboat diplomacy
, took to Twitter to declare his support for the protesters, and condemned the Iranian government as "brutal and corrupt.
Just as European imperial powers employed gunboat diplomacy
to open new markets and colonial outposts, China uses sovereign debt to bend other states to its will, without having to fire a single shot.
But for that to happen Washington will have to abandon its gunboat diplomacy
Extending humanitarian assistance beyond borders, achieved predominantly by navies, reflects the colourful shades such as human compassion, international responsibility, interstate goodwill, bilateral cooperation, exchange of warmth at the masses' level, projection of power and gunboat diplomacy
My dander up, it was time for a little gunboat diplomacy
so I knocked on the two doors and asked the occupants - who were clearly travelling in convoy - if they'd mind shuffling over a little to accommodate our modest rig.
Then there's President Donald Trump and his (alleged) gunboat diplomacy
in North Korean waters.
China would be subjected to gunboat diplomacy
long after the galleon trade had ended, with the Opium Wars against Great Britain.
Jonathan Irwin suggested to RTE's Sean O'Rourke that Ireland might follow the example of his hero Lord Palmerston and engage in a bit of gunboat diplomacy
with Brazil, which incidentally has a 110-ship navy.
At times it felt like gunboat diplomacy
, we want to talk to you but before you make your offer this is our position.
The reality is that this sort of gunboat diplomacy
, trying to bring democracy with bombs and bullets, and supporting these insurgent groups, it's really never going to work.
Among the forgotten is a reference to America's attempt at gunboat diplomacy
resulting in an incursion at Inchon, Korea, in 1871.
Rather than modifying a policy framework that had failed for five years to deliver on its stated objectives, they dug in their heels, eventually resorting to the economic equivalent of gunboat diplomacy