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In Pursuit of Primacy

Daniel J. Sargent

in A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195395471
eISBN:
9780199393633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395471.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Facing internal and external constraints, including fiscal crises and resurgent isolationism, the Nixon administration worked in its first term to stabilize America’s leading position in the ... More


“Protect Me”: The Nixon Doctrine in the Persian Gulf

Roham Alvandi

in Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah: The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199375691
eISBN:
9780199375721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375691.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Middle East History

This chapter traces the evolution of Iran from a client to a partner of the United States, from the announcement of the British withdrawal from the Persian Gulf in 1968 to the end of Nixon’s first ... More


Attaining Primacy

William O. Walker III

in The Rise and Decline of the American Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726132
eISBN:
9781501726149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726132.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores Richard Nixon’s and Henry Kissinger’s disdain for hegemony and search for primacy as they sought to refurbish America’s tarnished reputation. Through their pursuit of détente ... More


Genesis: Containment and Cold War in the Muslim World

Douglas Little

in Us versus Them: "The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626802
eISBN:
9781469628042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626802.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The strategy of containment that American officials adopted toward the Soviet Union after 1945 was the product of two trends, one long-term—fear of the “demonic other” dating from Age of ... More


Conclusion: Towards a ‘Tolerable State of Order’?

in The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy: Lessons learned, lessons lost

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719087509
eISBN:
9781781704882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This concluding chapter, teases out the lessons learned and lessons lost from these Cold War programs, and relates these to current policies in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Described are Nixon's ... More


The United States and South Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1970–1981

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

in Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190939304
eISBN:
9780190939342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939304.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 examines the proliferation dispute between the United States and the Republic of Korea (ROK). The Nixon administration’s efforts to extricate the United States from the Vietnam War, draw ... More


The United States and Taiwan’s Nuclear Weapons Program, 1967–1978

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro

in Defending Frenemies: Alliances, Politics, and Nuclear Nonproliferation in US Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190939304
eISBN:
9780190939342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190939304.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 6 examines the nonproliferation dispute between the United States and the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan between 1967 and 1987. Like the South Korean case, the Nixon administration’s ... More


“We Must Stay Prepared”: Reimagining the White Redoubt

Jamie Miller

in An African Volk: The Apartheid Regime and Its Search for Survival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190274832
eISBN:
9780190274863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274832.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

Chapter 3 illuminates the national security policies and paradigms that evolved in the post–Carnation Revolution era, as well as the foreign relationships and internal dynamics that these informed. ... More


The Persian Gulf Security Architecture

Mehran Kamrava

in Troubled Waters: Insecurity in the Persian Gulf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501720352
eISBN:
9781501720369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501720352.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

The Persian Gulf’s security architecture is inherently unstable and insecure due to four primary reasons. First, America’s heavy-handed presence in and “footprints” across the region are a source of ... More


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