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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


Relations with the United States: China’s Strategic Choices

Ye Zicheng, Guoli Liu, and Steven I. Levine

in Inside China’s Grand Strategy: The Perspective from the People's Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126456
eISBN:
9780813135465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126456.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the Cold War, the United States became the world's sole superpower. The Sino-U.S. relationship became the most important one in China's foreign relations and, arguably, the most important ... More


. Toward Perpetual Peace

Marc Redfield

in The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Many aspects like romanticism, human rights, revolution, and sovereignty declared a war on terror that we inherit as part of modernity. This inheritance is an uncertain one because we will never ... More


Introduction

Gabrielle Hecht

in Entangled Geographies: Empire and Technopolitics in the Global Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262515788
eISBN:
9780262295710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262515788.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In international history, the Cold War has led to the formulation of the modernization theory and development projects. However, these development projects tend to focus on time and places of ... More


Crisis on the Suez, June–September 1970

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter describes the continued encounters between Israeli and Soviet military forces that exacerbated tensions in the region and threatened the prospects for superpower detente. On the night of ... More


Japan: Paragon of Energy Efficiency, Green Growth Laggard

Brian Woodall

in Can Green Sustain Growth?: From the Religion to the Reality of Sustainable Prosperity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785259
eISBN:
9780804788571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785259.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Despite compelling reasons to do so, Japanese policymakers have been reluctant to fully buy into a “green growth” strategy. One might have expected that the triple disasters of March 2011 – ... More


Conclusion

Edward Jones-Imhotep (ed.)

in The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036511
eISBN:
9780262341318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036511.003.0009
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter extends the book’s insights about nature, technology, and nation to the larger history of the modern period. While the modern nation loses its grip as a locus of identity and analysis, ... More


China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?

Randall Peerenboom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226122
eISBN:
9780191696183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226122.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Two sharply contrasting views of China exist today. On the one hand a rising superpower predicted to have the largest economy in the world by mid century, on the other hand a brutal, anachronistic ... More


Proliferation Politics

David James Gill

in Britain and the Bomb: Nuclear Diplomacy, 1964-1970

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804786584
eISBN:
9780804788588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786584.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the later stages of the British government’s pursuit of a nuclear non-proliferation treaty. By 1967, a desire for entry into the EEC had become a major influence on the content ... More


A Plan of Biblical Proportions

Scott Kaufman

in Project Plowshare: The Peaceful Use of Nuclear Explosives in Cold War America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451256
eISBN:
9780801465833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451256.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the history of Project Plowshare from its conception to its implementation. For Eisenhower, the question was how to limit the arms race while permitting the United States to ... More


Introduction: two opposing views of China

Randall Peerenboom

in China Modernizes: Threat to the West or Model for the Rest?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226122
eISBN:
9780191696183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226122.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This introductory chapter compares the opposing views on China — the rising superpower and the brutal authoritarian state. The positive view sees China as a paradigm for developing states in this era ... More


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