Chapter 4: The Analysis of Foreign Policy


You have closed all doors to negotiation with Azmenistan.

The Prime Minister is outraged, and public opinion in Azmenistan becomes overtly negative toward your state.

Any chance at diplomacy is gone, and your relations with Azmenistan are extremely sour.

Enrichment continues unabated.

What do you do now?

Start a propaganda campaignIn your country use television ads, newspapers, and radio broadcasts to depict Azmenistan as a bully. Additionally, secretly spread anti-nuclear propaganda to the people of Azmenistan in the hopes that Azmenistan's populace will pressure Azmenistan's government to forego its nuclear program.
Offer economic incentivesTell Azmenistan that if it agrees to stop enriching uranium immediately, you will cut tariffs significantly on all agriculture and steel coming from Azmenistan, and will rely more heavily on Azmenistan and less heavily on Brezistan for agriculture and steel, providing both absolute gains and relative gains with respect to Brezistan for Azmenistan.
Coordinate economic sanctionsThe UN is very interested in levying sanctions against Azmenistan, and Brezistan strongly supports the movement. In a joint effort with the UN, agree to stop buying steel and agriculture from Azmenistan and stop selling oil and natural gas to Azmenistan. Replace your steel and agricultural imports by relying more heavily on Brezistan. UN countries will help mitigate the losses of your energy exports.
Invade AzmenistanYou cannot wait for Azmenistan to acquire a nuclear weapon. You think you may have a conventional military advantage, and you need to eliminate Azmenistan's nuclear program before the development of a weapon eliminates your advantage. Send troops to destroy Azmenistan's enrichment facilities.