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‘War No Longer Has Any Logic Whatever’: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Thermonuclear Revolution

Andrew P. N. Eardmann

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:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

For Eisenhower, it was nuclear weapons’ destructive potential, not the image of a protracted conventional war, that destroyed the ’logic’ of war. He believed that thermonuclear weapons made any ... More


From Cold War Constraints to New Possibilities

Nicola Casarini

in Remaking Global Order: The Evolution of Europe-China Relations and its Implications for East Asia and the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199560073
eISBN:
9780191721168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560073.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter traces the evolution of the first twenty years of Europe—China relations, that is, since their inception in 1975, when the European Community and the People's Republic of China ... More


Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Christopher Bryan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Several recent studies have raised postcolonial issues in relation to the biblical texts. Render to Caesar aims to address that conversation and to offer some critique. Chapter 1 discusses Israel’s ... More


Israel and Empire: From the Egyptians to the Greeks

Christopher Bryan

in Render to Caesar: Jesus, the Early Church, and the Roman Superpower

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195183344
eISBN:
9780199835584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195183347.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

According to biblical and prophetic tradition, God wills that there shall be empires and superpowers: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and Persia are all, at different times, said to rule by God’s mandate, ... More


Cold Peace: Stalin and the Soviet Ruling Circle, 1945–1953

Yoram Gorlizki and Oleg V. Khlevniuk

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165814
eISBN:
9780199788811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165814.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In the period from the end of World War II until his death, Stalin became an increasingly distrustful despot. He habitually picked on and humiliated members of his inner circle, had them guarded ... More


Conclusion

Amikam Nachmani

in Turkey: Facing a New Millennium: Coping with Intertwined Conflicts

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063701
eISBN:
9781781700389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063701.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Turkey's involvement and handling of intertwined conflicts in the 1990s. The analysis reveals that Turkey's political and strategic status seems ... More


Trust, but Verify: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969-1991

Martin Klimke, Reinhild Kreis, and Christian F. Ostermann (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798099
eISBN:
9781503600133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798099.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book uses trust—with its emotional and predictive aspects—to explore international relations in the second half of the Cold War, beginning with the late 1960s. The détente of the 1970s led to ... More


China and the Foreign Other

Christopher A. Ford

in The Mind of Empire: China's History and Modern Foreign Relations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813192635
eISBN:
9780813135519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813192635.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Aside from being an important tool in the CCP's efforts to reunite and develop China, antiforeign sentiment also was an essential component of the party's political personality. The CCP came into ... More


Global Powers in the 21st Century: Strategies and Relations

Alexander T.J. Lennon and Amanda Kozlowski (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262622189
eISBN:
9780262288224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262622189.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although the United States is considered the world’s only superpower, other major powers seek to strengthen the roles they play on the global stage. Because of the Iraq War and its repercussions, ... More


War Aims in the Second World War: The War Aims of the Key Belligerents 1939-1945

Victor Rothwell

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615025
eISBN:
9780748651283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615025.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This is the first study of the aims that motivated the major powers – the United States, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Germany, and Japan – to fight in the Second World War. The book shows how ... More


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