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Before the Bomb and After: Winston Churchill and the Use of Force

Jonathan Rosenberg

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:
10.1093/0198294689.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Between 1945 and 1955, Churchill's attitude towards the use of force had undergone a dramatic transformation. In the period of the American nuclear monopoly, Churchill's views were largely consistent ... More


The Strategic Logic of Nuclear Monopoly

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter presents a framework to account for conflict in nuclear monopoly. It begins by outlining the benefits and costs of nuclear use in nuclear monopoly for the nuclear weapon state (NWS). ... More


Conclusion

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter argues that states without nuclear weapons have pursued a variety of means when challenging or resisting a nuclear-armed opponent during intense political disputes that seemed ... More


Introduction

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the factors which lead nonnuclear weapon state (NNWS) decision makers to discount the prospects for nuclear use and be willing to challenge or resist a ... More


The Soviet Union versus the United States

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter assesses Soviet behavior during the Berlin Crisis. The Soviet Union proceeded cautiously throughout the period of American atomic monopoly. That restraint continued during the Berlin ... More


Iraq versus the United States

Paul C. Avey

in Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740381
eISBN:
9781501740398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740381.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter provides a background for Iraqi behavior during the period of American nuclear monopoly beginning in 1979 when Saddam Hussein was officially Iraqi president, focusing most heavily on ... More


Maoist China and the Advent of the Nuclear Age, 1949–64

Nicola Horsburgh

in China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198706113
eISBN:
9780191775277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706113.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 explores China’s engagement in the process of creating nuclear order before it detonated its own nuclear bomb in 1964. Most analysis of this period tends to point to Maoist China as a ... More


To Kill Nations: American Strategy in the Air-Atomic Age and the Rise of Mutually Assured Destruction

Edward Kaplan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452482
eISBN:
9780801455506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452482.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Between 1945 and 1950, the United States had a global nuclear monopoly. The A-bomb transformed the nation's strategic airpower and saw the Air Force displace the Navy at the front line of US defense. ... More


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