Algeria and the Cold War

The eruption of the Western Sahara conflict had consequences for inter-Maghreb relations, and on regional de ́tente, while the collapse of regional de ́tente in turn re-organized Washington's priorities in its relations with ...

Author: Mohammed Lakhdar Ghettas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786732599

Category: History

Page: 304

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Throughout the Cold War, Africa was a theatre for superpower rivalry. That the U.S and the Soviet Union used countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to their own advantage is well-known. Sub-Saharan countries also exploited Cold War hostilities in turn. But what role did countries in North Africa play?This book offers an international history of U.S-Algerian relations at the height of the Cold War. The Algerian president, Houari Boumediene, actively adjusted Algeria's foreign policy to promote the country's national development, pursuing its own commitment to non-alignment and 'Third World' leadership. Algeria's foreign policy was directly opposed to that of the U.S on major issues such as the Arab-Israeli conflict and Western Sahara conflict and the Algerian government was avowedly socialist. Yet, as this book outlines, Algeria was able to negotiate a position for itself between the U.S and the Soviet bloc, winning support from both and becoming a key actor in international affairs. Based on materials from recently opened archives, this book sheds new light on the importance of Boumediene's era in Algeria and will be an essential resource for historians and political scientists alike.

Encyclopedia of the Cold War

DE ́TENTE. ''We have entered an era of negotiations,'' U.S. president Richard Nixon announced in his inaugural address in ... border in 1969—the view of the Cold War as a bipolar confrontation had, it seemed, become a thing of the past.

Author: Ruud van Dijk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135923116

Category: History

Page: 1146

View: 704

Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War – a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual tensions arose, developed, and was resolved. This work examines the military, economic, diplomatic, and political evolution of the conflict as well as its impact on the different regions and cultures of the world. Using a unique geopolitical approach that will present Russian perspectives and others, the work covers all aspects of the Cold War, from communism to nuclear escalation and from UFOs to red diaper babies, highlighting its vast-ranging and lasting impact on international relations as well as on daily life. Although the work will focus on the 1945–1991 period, it will explore the roots of the conflict, starting with the formation of the Soviet state, and its legacy to the present day.

The Rise and Fall of D tente

Westad, Global Cold War, 248; and Njolstad, “Keys of Keys? SALT II and the Breakdown of Détente,” in Odd Arne Westad, ed., The Fall of De'tente: Soviet-American Relations during the Carter Years (Oslo: Scandinavian University Press, ...

Author: Jussi M. Hanhimäki

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612345867

Category: History

Page: 275

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From Kennedy to Reagan.

Planning Reagan s War

As already outlined, conservatives throughout the Cold War consistently argued that containment and de'tente were unwise and unsound strategic approaches. They argued that these policies would encourage Soviet expansionism, ...

Author: Francis H. Marlo

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976679

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Flies in the face of conventional portrayals of President Ronald Reagan as a leader who preferred ideology to ideas; Places Reagan at the center of his administrations efforts to develop and implement a powerful grand strategy (SDI) that led to victory in the Cold War; demonstrates that the central components of Reagans strategy reflected the evolution of post-World War II conservative and neoconservative strategic thought; Previously announced.

A Companion to American Foreign Relations

Furthermore, the endurance of his Cold War mentality, his failure to appreciate the Third World, and his brutality in Vietnam were very costly. De ́tente may have shown that America and the communist world could coexist, but Nixon did ...

Author: Robert Schulzinger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999039

Category: History

Page: 576

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This is an authoritative volume of historiographical essays that survey the state of U.S. diplomatic history. The essays cover the entire range of the history of American foreign relations from the colonial period to the present. They discuss the major sources and analyze the most influential books and articles in the field. Includes discussions of new methodological approaches in diplomatic history.

Access to History for the IB Diploma The Cold War

De'tente. in. Europe,. 1963-69. Key question: How successful were NA TO and the Warsaw Pact in achieving détente and co-existence in Europe over the period 1963-69? The peaceful resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and the ...

Author: David Williamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444156497

Category: History

Page: 352

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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each title in the series provides depth of content, focussed on specific topics in the IB History guide, and examination guidance on different exam-style questions - helping students develop a good knowledge and understanding of the topic alongside the skills they need to do well. - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the IB History topic through an engaging, in-depth, reliable and up-to-date narrative - presented in an accessible way. - Helps students to understand historical issues and examine the evidence, through providing a wealth of relevant sources and analysis of the historiography surrounding key debates. - Gives students guidance on answering exam-style questions with model answers and practice questions

Turkey Power and the West

mostly in relation to de ́tente during the Cold War. In a very similar manner, during the immediate post-Cold War period in the early 1990s, the developing relations with the West and the Soviet bloc rendered Turkey's policy makers ...

Author: Ali Bilgic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1786730847

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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During the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and the AKP, the Turkish government shifted from a 'reactive' to an 'activist' foreign policy. As a result, many in the West increasingly began to see Turkey as a key actor in the international relations of the region, and indeed the wider international stage. Turkey and the West offers a unique approach to this transformation and considers questions of Turkish national identity and its relations with the West through the lens of gender studies. From the Ottoman Empire to the present day, the book constructs an image of Turkish foreign policy as reflecting a gendered insecurity - one of a 'non-Western' Turkish masculinity subordinated to a 'Western' hegemonic masculinity - and shows how Turkey's 'subordination' has in turn been internalised by its own politicians. Across a diverse range of sources, Bilgic takes advantage of new theories such as critical security studies (CSS) to paint a picture of a Turkish republic anxious to make its mark on the world stage, yet perennially insecure about its position as a global power. Turkey and the West is essential for students and researchers interested in Turkish politics and the international relations of the Middle East, as well as those with an interest in gender and identity studies.

The Reagan Revolution II

“If the movement from Cold War to de'tente is progress,” Weinberger said, “then let me say we cannot afford much more progress.”37 Schmidt answered Weinberger's pleas for an increase in European defense spending with a public rejection.

Author: Richard C. Thornton

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412013569

Category: History

Page: 342

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How President Reagan successfully rebuilt the Western Alliance, particularly in relations with the United Kingdom, West Germany, and Japan.

The Cold War in the Third World

We do not wish to be in the position of condoning imperialism or aggression from any quarter. ... Robert Jervis, “Identity and the Cold War,” in The Cambridge History of the Cold War, II, Crises and De'tente, ed.

Author: Robert J. McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199768692

Category: History

Page: 229

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This collection explores the complex interrelationships between the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence and the rise of the Third World. Featuring original essays by twelve leading scholars, it examines the influence of Third World actors on the course of the Cold War.

Right Star Rising A New Politics 1974 1980

The seven letters of de'tente, a French word meaning both “calm, relaxation, easing” and “trigger of a gun,” held the entire history of the cold war within their boundaries. Because de'tente implied conciliation between the great powers ...

Author: Laura Kalman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393076385

Category: History

Page: 473

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This narrative history of the Ford-Carter years discusses the relevance of the period's politics on today's issues and its shaping of the current political environment, including the energy crisis, a sharp economic downturn and a collision with fundamentalism in Iran.