Post Tagged with: "cold war"

Crimea: Putin’s Big Mistake

Crimea: Putin’s Big Mistake

President Obama may be naïve, and Putin may be a tough guy who knows both the West’s weaknesses, but Putin has made a serious mistake in seizing the Crimea.

Review – 1989 as a Political World Event

Review – 1989 as a Political World Event

The peculiarity of Rupnik’s collection is its focus on 1989 as “world event”, although the manifestly Euro-centric perspective does not permit a truly extensive analysis.

Russia, Ukraine, and the Testing of American Hegemony

Russia, Ukraine, and the Testing of American Hegemony

In response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea the US must take into account the strategic realities of the international system.

Review – To Move the World

Review – To Move the World

Fifty years after his assassination, Jeffrey Sachs brings the reader into John F. Kennedy’s era, allowing us to understand the challenges he faced and why his mission of peace remains important today.

Implications of the Iran-Iraq War

Implications of the Iran-Iraq War

25 years after its end, the Iran-Iraq war ushered the region into a new geopolitical situation. However, like the war itself, its contribution to shaping the contemporary Middle East is fading from memory.

NATO Now and Then: Alliance Agents and Structures in Anarchical International Society

NATO Now and Then: Alliance Agents and Structures in Anarchical International Society

NATO, as an international political-military regional organization, seamlessly moves between international anarchy and international society – continuing to thrive beyond its Cold War mandate.

Review – The CIA on Campus

Review – The CIA on Campus

The contributors to The CIA on Campus explore the costs of the US victory in the Cold War, notably the way that the US intelligence services infiltrated and to some degree corrupted US universities.

Globalizing Walls

Globalizing Walls

The walls in news stories are metaphors of community and division. They mix geography and history. They carry material and mythical meanings for the societies on either side, and for emerging global culture.

Academic Territory and the Limits of IR

Academic Territory and the Limits of IR

It is often said that IR has become a complex and diverse field of study. With this expansion has come unclear limits as to what does, or does not, fall within the parameters of the field.

Nuclear Ambitions in Asia: The Paper Tiger Revisited

Nuclear Ambitions in Asia: The Paper Tiger Revisited

The final result of the growth of the PRC’s military capacity is, perhaps, that China’s nuclear perspective will be exported abroad. Countries in the region that are concerned for their security should realize this truth and take steps to avoid a nuclear escalation that would do little to deter the doctrinally-different military culture of the People’s Republic of China.

Is Ideological Competition in Europe Necessary?

Is Ideological Competition in Europe Necessary?

Western Europe’s alienation from its own Byzantine roots has done much to perpetuate Cold War divisions in people’s minds, long after they have disappeared from the political map. Ideological competition is not only unnecessary, it is a dead end. Envisioning an integral Europe that includes Russia has proved to be no easy task. It can be made somewhat easier, however, by regarding it as process of mutual rediscovery

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