Post Tagged with: "cold war"

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

Tick tock: It is 6 minutes to midnight.

Tick tock: It is 6 minutes to midnight.

On 14 January 2010, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the Doomsday Clock from 5 to 6 minutes from midnight in order to encourage progress seen around the globe in two key areas: nuclear weapons and climate change. Their decision was based on the perceived existence of a more hopeful state of world affairs. The clock had been adjusted 18 times since its initial start at seven minutes to midnight

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Mario Del Pero’s chief task in his recent monograph is to break up the traditional image of Kissinger to paint a more nuanced picture of his politics and scholarship.

Anniversary of Eastern Europe’s bloodiest Revolution reminds of the duty to unearth secrets of the past

Anniversary of Eastern Europe’s bloodiest Revolution reminds of the duty to unearth secrets of the past

Twenty years ago this week the Romanian revolution was making international headlines. Yet those who tortured, killed and humiliated continue to hold the power, abuse the law, and live opulent lives, without showing the slightest trace of guilt.

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Division of Europe

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Division of Europe

The Truman doctrine was a manifestation of foreign policy resulting from the insecurities and fears of Soviet power filling the vacuum in Europe. Together with the Marshall Plan it solidified the reality of a divided Europe and a divided world.

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