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The Resource We all lost the Cold War, Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein

We all lost the Cold War, Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein

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We all lost the Cold War
Title
We all lost the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Drawing on recently declassified documents and extensive interviews with Soviet and American policymakers, among them several important figures speaking for public record for the first time, Ned Lebow and Janice Stein cast new light on the effect of nuclear threats in two of the tensest moments of the Cold War: the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and the several confrontations arising out of the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. In sharp contrast to the conventional wisdom, they conclude that the strategy of deterrence prolonged rather than ended the conflict between the superpowers. In the case of Cuba, deterrence was a principal cause of the crisis; eleven years later, it provided the umbrella under which both the United States and the Soviet Union pursued unilateral advantage, undermining the fragile foundations of their recent detente
  • In the 1980s, Soviet evidence suggests, the Reagan arms buildup delayed rather than hastened the accommodation Gorbachev desired for internal political reasons. Both nations, the authors argue, expended lives and resources out of all reasonable proportion to their legitimate security interests, with destabilizing consequences that persist today
  • . We All Lost the Cold War portrays the American-Soviet rivalry as a contest between insecure and domestically pressured leaders acting on divergent perceptions of national interest. While the danger of nuclear war is now much reduced with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the underlying dynamics of the Cold War continue to drive many of the conflicts that have emerged, or remain acute, in its aftermath. The lessons Lebow and Stein derive from the 1962 and 1973 cases are of abiding relevance in the post-Cold War era
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DLC
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Lebow, Richard Ned
Dewey number
327.73047
Index
index present
LC call number
D849
LC item number
.L425 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stein, Janice Gross
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear warfare
Label
We all lost the Cold War, Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-521) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Pt. 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Ch. 2. Missiles to Cuba: Foreign-Policy Motives -- Ch. 3. Missiles to Cuba: Domestic Politics -- Ch. 4. Why Did Khrushchev Miscalculate? -- Ch. 5. Why Did the Missiles Provoke a Crisis? -- Ch. 6. The Crisis and Its Resolution -- Pt. 2: The Crisis in the Middle East, October 1973 -- Ch. 7. The Failure to Prevent War, October 1973 -- Ch. 8. The Failure to Limit the War: The Soviet and American Airlifts -- Ch. 9. The Failure to Stop the Fighting -- Ch. 10. The Failure to Avoid Confrontation -- Ch. 11. The Crisis and Its Resolution -- Pt. 3: Deterrence, Compellence, and the Cold War -- Ch. 12. How Crises Are Resolved -- Ch. 13. Deterrence and Crisis Management -- Ch. 14. Nuclear Threats and Nuclear Weapons
Control code
ocm28257234
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 542 pages
Isbn
9780691019413
Lccn
93014206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)28257234
Label
We all lost the Cold War, Richard Ned Lebow and Janice Gross Stein
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-521) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Pt. 1: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 -- Ch. 2. Missiles to Cuba: Foreign-Policy Motives -- Ch. 3. Missiles to Cuba: Domestic Politics -- Ch. 4. Why Did Khrushchev Miscalculate? -- Ch. 5. Why Did the Missiles Provoke a Crisis? -- Ch. 6. The Crisis and Its Resolution -- Pt. 2: The Crisis in the Middle East, October 1973 -- Ch. 7. The Failure to Prevent War, October 1973 -- Ch. 8. The Failure to Limit the War: The Soviet and American Airlifts -- Ch. 9. The Failure to Stop the Fighting -- Ch. 10. The Failure to Avoid Confrontation -- Ch. 11. The Crisis and Its Resolution -- Pt. 3: Deterrence, Compellence, and the Cold War -- Ch. 12. How Crises Are Resolved -- Ch. 13. Deterrence and Crisis Management -- Ch. 14. Nuclear Threats and Nuclear Weapons
Control code
ocm28257234
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 542 pages
Isbn
9780691019413
Lccn
93014206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)28257234

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