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Strategic Defense Initiative

Overview page. Subjects: History — Warfare and Defence.

SDI a proposal by President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to construct a strategic defense system against attack from intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM s), potentially from the...

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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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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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