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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


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


China 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/9781501740381.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Chinese behavior during three disputes: the 1950 Korean War, the 1954 Taiwan Straits Crisis, and the 1958 Taiwan Straits Crisis. China pursued several strategies to minimize the ... More


The President and the Bomb, 1956–1960

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter evaluates the ironies of apocalypse management as they were apparent in President Dwight Eisenhower's approach to nuclear weapons, which would be at the center of national security ... More


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