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Intro. to International Affairs Lecture 8: The Security Dilemma Michael Colaresi Intro. to International AffairsLecture 8:The Security Dilemma – p.1/17
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Outline The Cuban Missile Crisis Security Dilemma What eases the Security Dilemma? Arms Races Intro. to International AffairsLecture 8:The Security Dilemma – p.2/17
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The Cuban Missile Crisis: Causes What caused the Cuban Missile Crisis? Anarchy in the System? Anarchy No one to protect US from missiles Kennedy had to think about what “could happen” It did not matter why the missile were there. Bipolarity with Nuclear Weapons Two poles (US vs. USSR) against each over. Mutually assured destruction (MAD) held if: 1. Time to respond to first strike 2. Mutual Vulnerability USSR missile in Cuba changed MAD. Intro. to International AffairsLecture 8:The Security Dilemma – p.3/17
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Balance of Power or Democracy vs. Autocracy? Balance of Capabilities: Missiles gave USSR edge. Lack of communication and trust (communication through boats and planes) . . . but with some diplomatic exchange. What would have happened if there was no Soviet ambassador in Washington? Democracy vs. Non-Democracy: States were very different, did not understand each other. Mutual distrust. Intro. to International AffairsLecture 8:The Security Dilemma – p.4/17
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