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Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling,Harvard University. Center for International Affairs
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300002218
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 293
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The author concentrates in this book n the way in which military capabilities real or imagined are used, skillfully of clumsily, as bargaining power. He sees the steps taken by the U.S. during the Berlin and Cuban crises as not merely preparations for engagement, but as signals to and enemy, with reports from the adversary's own military intelligence as our most important diplomatic communications.

Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

With a New Preface and Afterword

  • Author: Thomas C. Schelling
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300143370
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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Military science.

ARMS AND INFLUENCE

ARMS AND INFLUENCE

  • Author: THOMAS C. SCHELLING
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Arms and Influence

Arms and Influence

U.S. Technology Innovations and the Evolution of International Security Norms

  • Author: Jeffrey Lantis
  • Publisher: Stanford Security Studies
  • ISBN: 9780804799775
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 278
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Arms and Influence explores the complex relationship between technology, policymaking, and international norms. Modern technological innovations such as the atomic bomb, armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and advanced reconnaissance satellites have fostered debates about the boundaries of international norms and legitimate standards of behavior. These advances allow governments new opportunities for action around the world and have, in turn, prompted a broader effort to redefine international standards in areas such as self-defense, sovereignty, and preemptive strikes. In this book, Jeffrey S. Lantis develops a new theory of norm change and identifies its stages, including redefinition (involving domestic political deliberations) and constructive norm substitution (in multilateral institutions). He deftly takes some of the most controversial new developments in military technologies and embeds them in international relations theory. The case evidence he presents suggests that periods of change are underway across numerous different issue areas.

Arms as Influence

Arms as Influence

The Elusive Link Between Military Assistance and Political Compliance

  • Author: John Sislin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Arms transfers
  • Page: 640
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Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

Thomas Schelling and the Nuclear Age

Strategy as Social Science

  • Author: Robert Ayson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135770166
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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An illuminating insight into the work of Thomas Schelling, one of the most influential strategic thinkers of the nuclear age. By the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the United States' early forays into Vietnam, he had become one of the most distinctive voices in Western strategy. This book shows how Schelling's thinking is much more than a reaction to the tensions of the Cold War. In a demonstration that ideas can be just as significant as superpower politics, Robert Ayson traces the way this Harvard University professor built a unique intellectual framework using a mix of social-scientific reasoning, from economics to social theory and psychology. As such, this volume offers a rare glimpse into the intellectual history which underpins classical thinking on nuclear strategy and arms control - thinking which still has an enormous influence in the early twenty-first century.

Indian Power Projection

Indian Power Projection

Ambition, Arms and Influence

  • Author: Shashank Joshi
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1351712799
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India is growing into one of Asia's most important military powers. Its defence budget has more than doubled in the past decade, and it imports more arms than anyone else in the world. But India is still seen as a land power focused on long, disputed and militarised borders with Pakistan and China rather than the global military force it was in the first half of the twentieth century under British rule. Is this changing? India is acquiring increasing numbers of key platforms - aircraft carriers, amphibious ships, refuelling tankers and transport aircraft - that are extending its reach to the Indian Ocean littoral and beyond. But most accounts of this build-up have been impressionistic and partial. Indian Power Projection assesses the strength, reach and purposes of India's maturing capabilities. It offers a systematic assessment of India's ability to conduct long-range airstrikes from land and sea, transport and convey airborne and amphibious forces, and develop the institutional and material enablers that turn platforms into capabilities. It draws extensively on the lessons of modern expeditionary operations, and considers how India's growing interests might shape where and how it uses these evolving capabilities in the future. This study finds that Indian power projection is in a nascent stage: limited in number, primarily of use against much-weaker adversaries, and deficient in some key supporting capabilities. India's defence posture will continue to be shaped by local threats, rather than distant interests. Indian leaders remain uncomfortable with talk of military intervention and expeditionary warfare, associating these with colonial and superpower excess. But as the country's power, interests and capabilities all grow, it is likely that India will once more find itself using military force beyond its land borders.

US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis

US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis

  • Author: David Patrick Houghton,Houghton David Patrick
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521805094
  • Category: History
  • Page: 252
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An analysis of one of the greatest foreign policy disasters.

China's Arms Acquisitions from Abroad

China's Arms Acquisitions from Abroad

A Quest for 'superb and Secret Weapons'

  • Author: Bates Gill,Taeho Kim
  • Publisher: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  • ISBN: 9780198291961
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 159
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China's Arms Acquisitions from Abroad assesses current Chinese arms imports in the light of China's historical efforts to modernize its weapon-production capacity through foreign acquisitions. It considers the implications of these imports for future security developments in the East Asianregion.

Hedley Bull and the Accommodation of Power

Hedley Bull and the Accommodation of Power

  • Author: R. Ayson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137291508
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 244
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Offering a comprehensive account of the work of Hedley Bull, Ayson analyses the breadth of Bull's work as a Foreign Office official for Harold Wilson's government, the complexity of his views, including Bull's unpublished papers, and challenges some of the comfortable assertions about Bull's place in the English School of IR.