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Shaping the Future

Paul Wolfowitz.

in In Uncertain Times

April 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 8332 words.

This chapter examines the purposefulness that undergirded the evolving strategic thinking of U.S. Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, and of his colleagues and assistants. It considers the...

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The Makings of a Young Lion

Charles D. Freilich.

in Zion's Dilemmas

September 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 9734 words.

This chapter focuses on Israel's production of the Lavi (“Young Lion”) combat aircraft during the period 1980–1987. It first considers the strategic setting in which the specific national...

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Indicators of Soviet Intentions and the End of the Cold War, 1985–88

Keren Yarhi-Milo.

in Knowing the Adversary

July 2014; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Relations. 5920 words.

This chapter examines the indicators used by the Reagan administration to assess the intentions of the Soviet Union between 1985 and 1988. Ronald Reagan assumed the presidency in 1981 after...

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Selling Star Wars

Edited by Andrew L. Johns and Kenneth Osgood.

in Selling War in a Media Age

June 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 11816 words.

Ronald Reagan's proposal, officially called the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), dramatically illustrates the power of a president to shape the public discourse on issues of war and...

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Collapse of the Consensus and the Struggle for Coherence, 1969–1970

James Cameron.

in The Double Game

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 12420 words.

This chapter shows how Richard Nixon and his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, were forced to change their strategy for nuclear arms control based on the collapse of the US...

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Strategic Analyses

Lawrence Badash.

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale

July 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 5755 words.

The nuclear winter did not generate excitement among the public, but spurred nuclear analysts and policy experts to contemplate on the issues. Carl Sagan and his fellow nuclear winter...

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Exploiting Existing Opinion

George C. Edwards.

in Predicting the Presidency

March 2016; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 13401 words.

This chapter examines how the president exploits existing opinion on policies by showing the public how its views are compatible with his policies or by increasing the salience of White...

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Evaluation

Lawrence Badash.

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale

July 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 6776 words.

The nuclear winter phenomenon generated public interest much faster than most other scientific subjects and rapidly polarized those involved. Several congressional hearings were held, a...

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Military Culture

Steffen Hantke.

in The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

November 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 5418 words.

The marketing model of the cinematic blockbuster, together with the increasing economic viability and technological sophistication of CGI, has helped to foreground military adventure,...

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Looking at Moscow

Lawrence Badash.

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale

July 2009; p ublished online August 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 5460 words.

Whereas nuclear winter was widely reported in the news media in the United States after the phenomenon was announced publicly in October 1983, it received little attention in the Soviet...

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1983

Doug Rossinow.

in The Reagan Era

February 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 6888 words.

This chapter describes how the world was at the brink of nuclear war in 1983. Reagan was convinced that his confrontational foreign policy would pave the way for a strategic balance of...

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Moral Democratic Realism and the Endgame of the Cold War

Robert G. Kaufman.

in In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

May 2007; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Politics. 8890 words.

The merits of moral democratic realism can best be appreciated by examining the success of President Ronald Reagan during the Cold War when the country's economy had stalled as a...

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Naval Missions and Ocean Governance

O.P. Sharma.

in The International Law of the Sea

June 2010; p ublished online October 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public International Law. 14049 words.

This chapter presents issues relating to naval missions and ocean governance and their implications for the future of sea power. The chapter first discusses US naval missions and their...

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Government White Paper: China's National Defense in 2006

in Chinese Journal of International Law

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Law. 18581 words.

Abstract

In this white paper the Chinese government assesses the security environment; defines, and elaborates on, its national defense policy including its...

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Strategic Offensive Arms, Treaties on Reduction and Limitation (START)

Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 7847 words.

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China's National Defense in 2004 (excerpt only)

in Chinese Journal of International Law

November 2005; p ublished online September 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Law. 14548 words.

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Battle of Midway

Anthony Tully.

in Military History

P ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Military History; Pre-20th Century Warfare; First World War; Second World War; Post-WW2 Military History. 19976 words.

Following the successful attack on Pearl Harbor and the effective destruction or crippling of the US Navy’s battle line, Japan’s First Air Fleet carriers of Kido Butai proceeded to rage...

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New START, A Preliminary Analysis

Paul Rusman.

in Journal of Conflict and Security Law

January 2010; p ublished online November 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public International Law. 7370 words.

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) treaty marks a stage in the continuing reduction of nuclear weapons stockpiles. It also contains novel, genuinely cooperative rules for...

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Disarmament

Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov.

Reference Entry. Subjects: Public International Law; International Law; Law. 6123 words.

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China’s Strategy for International Cooperation on Cyberspace

ZHANG Xinbao.

in Chinese Journal of International Law

September 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Law. 3870 words.

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