Twin Pillar Policy
The Twin Pillar Policy was devised and implemented by the Nixon administration to
check Soviet influence within the Middle East. Its earliest formulation was contained in National
Security Study Memorandum (NSSM) 66 fro
Can China Rise Peacefully?
Two Key Questions
1. Will China continue its impressive economic rise in the decades ahead?
Mearsheimer We assume for the purposes of this lecture that China can
continue its impressive rise
2. Can China rise peacefully?
American Grand Strategy in regards to Northeast Asia from 1900 to 1990 seemed to
parallel the pattern of offshore balancing that was used in Europe. Professor Mearsheimer
divides this period into four further sections. During the first
The End of History
In his brilliant essay, The End of History, political scientist Francs Fukuyama argues that
the spread of liberal democracy and free market capitalism from to West to around the world
marks the end of history; that is,
During the early Cold War (1945 1960) the bureaucratic structure that determined US strategy
regarding nuclear weapons was separated into three groups. The highest level was the National
Security Council which defined national security objectives and put