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John Foster Dulles' Nuclear Schizophrenia

Neal Rosendorf

in Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

John Foster Dulles’ thinking over the issue of nuclear weapons was inconsistent. He registered strong disapproval on moral grounds of the atomic bombing of Japan and warned of the dangerous precedent ... More


Eisenhower and Dulles Exploit U.S. Dominance in Vietnam

Gareth Porter

in Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520239487
eISBN:
9780520940406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520239487.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a reinterpretation of the Dwight Eisenhower administration's policy toward Vietnam before and after the Geneva Accords of 1954. It illustrates how the imbalance of power created ... More


The Dulles Commission, the UN, and the Americanization of Christian Internationalism

Michael G. Thompson

in For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter tracks the work of one of the most politically influential instruments of 1940s Christian internationalism, the Federal Council of Churches' Commission on a Just and Durable Peace. It ... More


Fire, Brimstone, and John Foster Dulles

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter argues that John Foster Dulles was neither the fanatic that detractors have suggested nor the sole architect of U.S. foreign policy in the 1950s as claimed by his admirers. Dulles and ... More


Defending the American Bases of Hegemony

Stephen G. Craft

in American Justice In Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166353
eISBN:
9780813166629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166353.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 13 examines how the Eisenhower administration handled U.S. foreign policy in east Asia following events such as Black Friday and the Girard case. Eisenhower recognized the need to placate ... More


The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book confronts the coldest period of the Cold War—the moment in which personality, American political culture, public opinion, and high politics came together to define the Eisenhower ... More


From Jeremiad to Manifesto: The Rhetorical Evolution of John Foster Dulles’s “Massive Retaliation”

Ned O’Gorman

in From Jeremiad to Jihad: "Religion, Violence, and America"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520271654
eISBN:
9780520951532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271654.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses Secretary of State John Foster Dulles's fundamental religio-political continuity, which explains his invocation of massive retaliation and the overwhelming violence it ... More


Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Suez Crisis

Robert R. Bowie

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter sets the record straight not merely about the reasons for the American response to the crisis but also about the relationship between the President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and his ... More


A Death in March

Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the arrival of Eisenhower's Republican administration in the fight to defeat the communists in Indochina and to secure French support for the EDC. John Foster Dulles was the ... More


The Most Difficult Post in the Entire Foreign Service

William J. Rust

in Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813135786
eISBN:
9780813136844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813135786.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the formulation and execution of U.S. policy in Laos from 1954 to 1956, when Charles W. Yost served as the American chief of mission in Vientiane. Particular attention is paid ... More


Repercussions

Stephen G. Craft

in American Justice In Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166353
eISBN:
9780813166629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166353.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the aftereffects of Black Friday throughout east Asia, where jurisdiction over troops, America's supposed superiority complex, and racism were controversial issues. From a U.S. ... More


In Moscow’s Shadow

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the impact of the rupture in Sino-Soviet relations on Dwight D. Eisenhower's policy toward China. For Eisenhower and his secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, friction in the ... More


Fear of Communism

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the foreign policy pursued by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, anchored on their fear of Communism's rapid spread and the belief that the ... More


The Conversion Experience, 1945

Lawrence S. Kaplan

in The Conversion of Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg: From Isolation to International Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160559
eISBN:
9780813165493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160559.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter argues that, if the celebrated speech of January 10, 1945, did not transform Vandenberg into an internationalist, his appointment as a delegate to the conference in San Francisco did. It ... More


No Inherent Worth

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the foreign policy pursued by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his secretary of state, John Foster Dulles, with respect to China. Eisenhower preferred to fight the Cold War as a cold ... More


Waging Cold War

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the international crises that Dwight D. Eisenhower had to deal with during his final years as president of the United States. Eisenhower hoped for an arms control agreement with ... More


“Change from the Top” (1956)

William J. Rust

in Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167428
eISBN:
9780813167435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

In April 1956, Prince Sihanouk made an incendiary speech in Cambodia that covered the full range of his grievances against the United States: pressure on the kingdom to abandon its neutrality, ... More


The 1952 Treaty of Peace between China and Japan

Hans van de Ven

in Negotiating China's Destiny in World War II

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804789660
eISBN:
9780804793117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789660.003.0014
Subject:
History, Asian History

Van de Ven argues that the 1952 Peace Treaty between the Republic of China and Japan was less a peace treaty than one of a series of US-inspired treaties to contain communism in East Asia. It was ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

This concluding chapter evaluates the foreign policy pursued by Dwight D. Eisenhower and his secretary of state, John Foster Dulles. Eisenhower assumed power in 1953, replacing Harry S. Truman who ... More


Constraints

Nancy Bernkopf Tucker

in The China Threat: Memories, Myths, and Realities in the 1950s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159241
eISBN:
9780231528191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159241.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the contradictions in the foreign policy of Dwight D. Eisenhower and his secretary of state, John Foster Dulles. Eisenhower and Dulles pursued a foreign policy seemingly of ... More


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