By Peter J. Yearwood
Peter Yearwood reconsiders the League of countries, now not as an try to notice an idea yet as a component within the day by day behavior of Britain's international coverage and household politics throughout the interval 1914-25. He demanding situations the standard view that London reluctantly followed the assumption based on strain from Woodrow Wilson and from family public opinion, and that it was once rather cautious of principles of collective protection. as a substitute he examines how London actively promoted the belief to regulate Anglo-American family members in battle and to supply the context for an everlasting hegemonic partnership. The publication breaks new floor in interpreting how London attempted to exploit the League within the crises of the early Twenties: Armenia, Persia, Vilna, top Silesia, Albania, and Corfu. It exhibits how within the negotiations resulting in the Draft Treaty of Mutual guidance, the Geneva Protocol, and the Locarno accords, Robert Cecil, Ramsay MacDonald, and Austen Chamberlain attempted to unravel the Franco-German safety query in the course of the League. This consists of a re-assessment of the way those leaders attempted to take advantage of the League as a subject in British household politics and why it emerged as important to British international coverage. in line with large, special archival learn, this e-book presents a brand new and authoritative account of a mostly misunderstood subject.
Read or Download Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925 PDF
Similar foreign & international law books
Written through a former UN leader Prosecutor and a number one foreign legislations specialist, this is a far wanted, brief and obtainable creation to the present debates in overseas humanitarian law. Analyzing the criminal and political underpinnings of overseas judicial associations, it presents the reader with an realizing of either the old improvement of associations directed in the direction of overseas justice, in addition to an outline of the diversities and similarities among such enterprises.
The current research examines the felony framework for marine clinical examine with a spotlight on examine structures. Oceanographers locate themselves confronted with a posh set of provisions governing their actions not just in waters of overseas jurisdiction. because the riches of the oceans became identified to decision-makers in coastal States, overseas motion has set the path for an ever tighter legislation of the ocean makes use of.
How do democratic societies retain the stability among civil rights and safeguard whereas carrying on with the struggle on international terrorism? This paintings increases this factor and offers one state, Turkey, and its fight to enforce legislation to wrestle terrorism and agree to the eu Union’s civil rights criteria.
Foreign crimes, corresponding to genocide and crimes opposed to humanity, are complicated and hard to turn out, so their prosecutions are expensive and time-consuming. accordingly, overseas tribunals and family our bodies have lately made higher use of responsible pleas, a lot of which were secured via plea bargaining.
- State Practice Regarding State Immunities La Pratique des Etats Concernant les Immunites des Etats
- The Era of Transitional Justice: The Aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa and Beyond
- Prosecuting International Crimes: Selectivity and the International Criminal Law Regime
- The International Politics of Judicial Intervention: Creating a more just order
Additional info for Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925
Others were more worried. Cecil himself recognized that a simple cash nexus could not be the only element in a lasting Anglo-American relationship. Lifting this onto a higher plane would be the key to his policy thereafter. Cecil now began to take seriously the proposals for a league which he had earlier discounted. ⁷⁸ This began by setting out not just the appalling human, material, and ﬁnancial costs of the war, but also the moral degeneration it had brought, and the likelihood that ‘when the war is over, we shall only be at the beginning of our troubles’.
He saw himself as maintaining Grey’s legacy in foreign policy, and looked towards the eventual establishment of an Anglo-American partnership based on shared ethical values. At the end of 1916 any such partnership seemed far off. International diplomacy was dominated by the prospect of Wilson publicly offering mediation, and, within Germany, by the pressure for a resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare, which was becoming irresistible. On 12 December the German Chancellor, Theobald von Bethmann Hollweg, announced the Central Powers’ willingness to enter into negotiations on conditions which would secure the existence, honour, and free development of their peoples, and form the basis of a stable peace.
Balfour min. d. [May–June 1916], Add. MSS 49704, AJBP. Hankey’s memo. has become well known since the publication of Roskill’s biography. At the time it went no further than Balfour. A Guarantee of Peace, 1914–1917 23 creation of nation states in Eastern Europe would not only ‘prove an efﬁcient barrier against Russian preponderance in Europe and German expansion towards the Near East’, but, above all, it would ‘considerably add to the number of States in the future composition of Europe whose desires and interests will all tend in establishing the rule of right over the rule of might’.