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War and Containment

Michael Doran

in Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195123616
eISBN:
9780199854530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123616.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Jordan's leaders considered Egypt an irresponsible ally in their intervention in Palestine. They found particularly reprehensible the refusal of Cairo to renew the first ceasefire, which expired in ... More


Paradoxes of a Great Power Peace: The Case of the Concert of Europe

Matthias Schulz

in Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198727996
eISBN:
9780191794292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Legal History

This chapter situates the nineteenth-century European Concert of Great Powers—which was at the political centre of the post-Napoleonic international order—and its congresses and ambassador ... More


Conclusion

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The effect of Russia on British policy before 1914 was different from that of any other power. This singularity sprang form the peculiar nature of the two states. Each, to an extent not possessed by ... More


Problems Old and New: China and Armenia, 1894–1896

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the centres of Anglo-Russian relations in the first two years of Nicholas II's reign. The first was Sino-Japanese War; the second was the Armenian crisis. The Sino-Japanese War ... More


American Intervention, 1917–1918

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

The origins of American intervention in World War I lay in the naval struggle that had been an important factor in precipitating the war and began in earnest at the outbreak of war. The ... More


China  

JÜRGEN OSTERHAMMEL

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0028
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Britain emerged from the First World War with her overall position in the East Asian structure of power diminished, but with the institutions of formal and informal empire in China unharmed. During ... More


Sovereignty and the League of Nations, 1920–23

Leonard V. Smith

in Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199677177
eISBN:
9780191850479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677177.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

Sovereignty according to the radicalized liberalism of Wilsonianism would exist in the international system after the Great War, or it would not. If it would not, the League was never going to become ... More


The Russo-Japanese War

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the Russo-Japanese War, which brought about the decisive turning point in Anglo-Russian relations between 1894 and 1914. Before the war, Russia had repeatedly rejected British ... More


The Legacy of World War I

Deborah S. Cornelius

in Hungary in World War II: Caught in the Cauldron

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233434
eISBN:
9780823241767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233434.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

One must go back to the effects of World War I and the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to understand Hungary's role in World War II. During the turbulent years 1918–1919 the Kingdom of ... More


Escape from War or Persecution? The Smaller Powers and the Jews

Zara Steiner

in The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199676095
eISBN:
9780191804786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199676095.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the neutrality of smaller states in Europe, including Belgium and the Netherlands, as a strategy to stand aside from the impending war in 1939, along with the possibilities of ... More


War and the Nation

Mark Hewitson

in The People's Wars: Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820-1888

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199564262
eISBN:
9780191799938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564262.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

After the event, the ‘wars of unification’ seemed to many commentators to have been a connected, even progressive, series of national conflicts, issuing in the founding of a German Kaiserreich. At ... More


Oil and International Security

Andrew T. Price-Smith

in Oil, Illiberalism, and War: An Analysis of Energy and US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262029063
eISBN:
9780262327527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029063.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Price-Smith argues that US foreign energy policy frequently exhibits a fundamentally illiberal character, and this is particularly true of US military actions taken in the domain of energy. He ... More


Crimea as a Eurasian pivot in ‘Arc of Conflict’: managing the great power relations trilemma

Graeme P. Herd

in Violence and the State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097027
eISBN:
9781526103987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097027.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates the potential for the new disorder in the context of a specific geographical locus: Crimea. It is in this historical pivot-point that relations between great powers will be ... More


The Impotence of Omnipotence

Geir Lundestad

in The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire": Power and its Limits in Comparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199646104
eISBN:
9780191803611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199646104.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter offers some comments regarding the curious combination of power and impotence in the rule of the Great Powers, including that of the United States. Topics discussed include imperial ... More


The Rise and Decline of the American "Empire": Power and its Limits in Comparative Perspective

Geir Lundestad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199646104
eISBN:
9780191803611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199646104.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This book explores the rapidly growing literature on the rise and fall of the United States. The book argues that after 1945 the US has definitely been the most dominant power the world has seen and ... More


Great Power Security

John Yoo

in Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199347735
eISBN:
9780199347742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347735.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International security suffers not just from rules on force that are too strict but also from international institutions that don’t work. Proposals to expand the UN Security Council would only ... More


A Rock Between Hard Places: Afghanistan as an Arena of Regional Insecurity

Kristian Berg Harpviken and Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190627232
eISBN:
9780190663018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627232.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

What has driven neighboring states to intervene in the Afghan conflict? This book challenges mainstream analyses which place Afghanistan at the center – the so-called “heart” – of a large pan-Asian ... More


Sovereignty at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Leonard V. Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199677177
eISBN:
9780191850479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199677177.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

We have long known that the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 “failed” in the sense that it did not prevent the outbreak of World War II. This book investigates not whether the conference succeeded or ... More


People Between States

in Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759861
eISBN:
9780804787550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759861.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Transylvanian home front during the war, where states were engaged in a different set of battles over property, institutions, and people. In those battles, state interests ... More


Introduction

Benjamin Allen Coates

in Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190495954
eISBN:
9780190495985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495954.003.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

The introduction highlights the overlap between the rise of the international law profession and the emergence of an overseas US empire in 1898, with the territorial expansion that followed the US ... More


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