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The Nuclear Education of Nikita Khrushchev

Vladislav M. Zubok and Hope M. Harrison

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:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Khrushchev was the first Soviet leader to realize that nuclear bipolarity dictated permanent ’peaceful coexistence’ between two antagonistic social systems. Although he never abandoned the idea of ... More


Cold War Statesmen Confront the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy Since 1945

John Gaddis, Philip Gordon, Ernest May, and Jonathan Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780198294689
eISBN:
9780191601538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294689.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book aims to promote debate about John Mueller's thesis that questions whether nuclear weapons had revolutionary effects in international relations. By bringing together evidence of how ten Cold ... More


The Military-Industrial Complex, 1953–1964

Sergei Khrushchev

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter describes how Khrushchev employed both nuclear bluster and bluff to pressure the West. The problem Khrushchev faced was how to deter any Western attack and advance his strategic ... More


The Ukrainian Years, 1894–1949

Iurii Shapoval

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter chronicles Khrushchev's career in Ukraine, providing new information about his early years—including a 1923 Trotskyite “deviation” that haunted Khrushchev as long as Stalin lived; his ... More


Nikita Khrushchev

William Taubman, Sergei Khrushchev, and Abbott Gleason (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

What was known about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during his career was strictly limited by the secretive Soviet government. Little more information was available after he was ousted and became a ... More


Introduction

William Taubman, Sergei Khrushchev, and Abbott Gleason

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of Nikita Khrushchev's rise and fall from power. It then considers the sources of information about Khrushchev and the questions that have been ... More


The Making of Soviet Foreign Policy

Oleg Troyanovsky

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on Khrushchev's foreign policy. It addresses the much-debated question of why Khrushchev declared a Berlin ultimatum in November 1958, thus transforming his hitherto measured ... More


The Case of Divided Germany, 1953–1964

Vladislav Zubok

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter examines Khrushchev's handling of Germany and Berlin. It argues that divided Germany was a grave international problem for Khrushchev. The realities of the German question severely ... More


The Imbalance of Power, 1953–1965

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/9780520239487.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the asymmetry in the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1953–1965, and the perceptions of that power relationship on the part of Dwight ... More


The Rise to Power

Nikolai Barsukov

in Nikita Khrushchev

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300076356
eISBN:
9780300128093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300076356.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

This chapter focuses on events after 1953: Beria's fall; Khrushchev's defeat of Malenkov and Molotov; the origins and consequences of his 1956 speech unmasking Stalin, and of the coup attempted ... More


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