Here would be my standard Sec. of State "approach" when visiting our friends overseas.In other words, he'd build an international Team of Rivals. I knew I made the right choice.
Hello, nice country you got here, thanks for inviting me. Have I seen your palace's 15th century vases? No ... CRASH ... Oh! How clumsy of me. I apologize. You know, it's a shame when things get broken ... like oil refineries and foreign trade. You know, you should be more careful. I think we can offer you some "insurance" against things breaking or bursting into flames for no reason. And we can keep your harbors sea-mine free too of course. God forbid your sea lanes become clogged with mines or your refineries burn to the ground. Our insurance starts at $15 billion a month - you know, just to wet our beaks. You wouldn't mind that, would you? We'll send a missile frigate at the 1st of every month. And remember, we know where you live. We invented GPS.