I. Understanding the Cold War: Int. Relations Theory Levels of analysis
a. Systemic Level: dominant theory of realist (or neorealism): conflict,
not cooperation, as the natural order of things (entropy! Lol). Anarchic
world system absence of overarching w
I. Perspectives on the Post-CW world
a. The new world order
i. Initial euphoria: E. Europe stopped being a Soviet sphere, Soviets ceased to exist
into a number of free new states that proclaimed democratic ideals and market
economy. WANT to be integrated
US and the post-cold war World
a. In search of a mission:
We have ended containment, causes identity crisis.
ii. When we define our mission, we have figure out the means AND the end.
iii. trying to promote democracy
iv. In early 90s, what should US
Lecture 30, Mon, Aug 8th
I. U.S. Policy toward Russia
a. Toward a new containment
i. Shift from internal to external: Taliban comes to power, should we try to spread
democracy or ensure security? Unilateralism or multilateralism? Weak
democratic Russia is
Lecture 19, Wednesday August 10th
I. In troduction: whats the conflict in Chechnya?
a. Background: in the Black Sea, independent, south part of Caucaus
Mountain Range, for Russians this was a barrier against Ottoman
E mpire. Now very r ich in oil. Now a s
Russia and the West: Taking the Longer View
The Washington Quarterly, Volume 30, Number 2, Spring 2007,
pp. 123-135 (Article)
Published by The MIT Press
For additional information about this article
Lecture 9 (Movie)
I. The wall was still intact at 1989, but things were about to change
a. Gorbachev wanted to end CW, but US was cautious.
b. Told the ppl of E. Europe would be allowed to choose their nations, but were
convince they would choose socialis
Three levels ?
What is the logic of cold war?
System of govt?
Individual level? Stalin
Systemic people= realist
How they protect x?
Greek Civil War
What are the differences?
Us and sovie
Extremists and Bandits
How Russia Views the War against Terrorism
PONARS Policy Memo No. 246
When President Vladimir Putin picked up the phone to express his sympathy to President George
W. Bush in th
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Essay: Parenthetical (lecture, gaddis, 228) citations
Four explanations (choose one):
1. Reagan ended the cold war?
2. or Gorbachev ended the cold war?
3. Successful containment worked?
4. Communist system collapsed? Communism as a system of gov
Government 312L: Russian-American Relations
After another long night of studying for this course you again find yourself in a bar trying to
forget about US-Soviet relations. However, you quickly realize that the obnoxious two
WHY WE WILL SOON MISS THE COLD WAR
The conditions that have made for decades of peace in the West are fast disappearing,
as Europe prepares to return to the multi-polar system that, between 1648 and 1945,
bred one destructive conflict after another
As a result, when Gorbachev came to power in March 1985, the Soviets were
maintaining the cold war status quo. It was Reagan who was moving toward a more
moderate stance by mid decade: He put some far reaching arms reduction schemes on the
of the Conventional Wisdom
The Audit of
The War on Terror and the
Cold War: Theyre Not the Same
In this series of
Russias War on Terrorism
Monica Duffy Toft
In November 2009 and March 2010, terrorists struck again in Russia. In November, bombers attacked the Nevsky Express, a luxury train on the St. PetersburgMoscow line. Twenty-six people died, and more t