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The Year of Living Dangerously (1989)

David W. P. Elliott

in Changing Worlds: Vietnam’s Transition from Cold War to Globalization

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195383348
eISBN:
9780199979172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383348.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the initial impact of Russia's unexpected transformation and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe on Vietnam. Vietnam's economic reforms were threatened by fears that ... More


Watching the Soviet Union Decline: Assessing Change and Predicting U.S. Strategy

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725050
eISBN:
9781501725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725050.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapters 2 and 3 helped confirm that rising states support declining great powers when decliners can help rising states against other great power threats. In contrast, Chapters 4 and 5 assess the ... More


Disciplinary History: Timing Crises in International Relations

Andrew R. Hom

in International Relations and the Problem of Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198850014
eISBN:
9780191884474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850014.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Part Two uses narrative timing theory to tease out the many ways that IR works to time global political life—that is, to identify which political processes matter, specify how they hang together, and ... More


Consolidating the Liberal International Order

Kyle M. Lascurettes

in Orders of Exclusion: Great Powers and the Strategic Sources of Foundational Rules in International Relations

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190068547
eISBN:
9780190068585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190068547.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

While the previous chapter chronicled the origins of the Cold War, chapter 8 (“Consolidating the Liberal International Order”) considers its ending. It focuses in particular on the principal security ... More


U.S. Strategy and the Decline of the Soviet Union

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725050
eISBN:
9781501725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725050.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter 5 discusses the course of U.S. foreign policy during the Soviet Union’s decline in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Leveraging recently declassified materials, it shows that the United States ... More


Linkage Politics: Managing the End of the Cold War

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908645
eISBN:
9780190909604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908645.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Most discussions of cross-domain deterrence focus on variation in the means of coercion, but variation in political ends can be just as consequential. Cross-domain deterrence in the context of ... More


Ending the Cold War without Debate: Foreign Policy and the 1988 Election

Robert A. Strong

in US Presidential Elections and Foreign Policy: Candidates, Campaigns, and Global Politics from FDR to Bill Clinton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813169057
eISBN:
9780813177267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169057.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The contest for the American presidency in 1988 should have been a campaign with lively discussions and debates about international politics. It was not. Explaining why may raise important questions ... More


The Rise of China and the Collapse of COCOM

Hugo Meijer

in Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190277697
eISBN:
9780190277710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277697.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, American Politics

In the aftermath of the Tiananmen crackdown and of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the foundation of Sino-American military cooperation disappeared. Furthermore, growing concerns emerged among US ... More


The Decay of the International Rule of Law Project (1990–2015)

Jochen von Bernstorff

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter challenges the idea that the 1990s are the beginning of a golden era of the international rule of law. Rather they are interpreted as the climax of a phase of a US-dominated international ... More


Playing Hardball (1994–2008)

Jennifer M. Dixon

in Dark Pasts: Changing the State's Story in Turkey and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501730245
eISBN:
9781501730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501730245.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter analyzes Turkey’s narrative of the Armenian Genocide over the period from 1994 to 2008. In the mid-1990s, subtle changes emerged in the tone and substance of the state’s narrative. ... More


From High Hopes to Scepticism? Human Rights Protection and Rule of Law in Europe in an Ever More Hostile Environment

Angelika Nußberger

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter argues that the dynamics inherent in the European Convention system can pose a problem to legal certainty. The first pillar of the analysis is the double link between the Strasbourg ... More


How Should the European Court of Human Rights Respond to Criticism?: Comment on Angelika Nußberger

Geir Ulfstein

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is a comment on Angelika Nußberger’s chapter on the rule of human rights law in Europe in an ever more hostile environment. It argues that the Court, in its effective interpretation, ... More


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