COLD WAR: Less than a year after the end of World War II, the great wartime leader of Britain, Winston Churchill gave a speech at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri. After receiving an honorary degree and being introduced by President Harry Truman, he delivered a historic speech. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Category: History Paper Title: COLD WAR Text: […]

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Post Cold War

There in the current past, has been the development of the doctrines to ensure that the military involvement in humanitarian assistance was boosted. The United Nations` aim is to avoid failure in protecting civilians as seen in Bosnia and Rwanda and to ensure adequate self-defense measures for peacekeeping forces and the UN staff .The United […]

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American Families in the Cold War Era

The book Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era by Elaine Tyler May illustrates the point that there exists a domestic version of the term containment. Containment was a policy in the United States, which was aimed at preventing the spread of communism abroad. Elaine Tyler May asserts that there is a domestic […]

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What were the reasons for Detente 1962-1979

The start of détente in 1962 was triggered by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here, U2 spy planes from the USA spotted nuclear missile sites and freight ships carrying nuclear missiles from the USSR to Cuba. These missiles would be in striking range to the majority of the USA. Russia pulled back just in time after […]

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Was nuclear strategy an attempt to rationalise the irrational

The thesis I really want to put across is best summarized by the words of former US secretary of defence Robert McNamara, recalling the Cuban Missile Crisis: “I want to say, and this is important: at the end we lucked out! It was luck that prevented nuclear war. We came that close to nuclear war […]

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The US position on its security after the Cold War

In a world of continuous armed conflicts, whenever and wherever they break out, they incite tension and fear. These features explain why states are preoccupied with threats to their security and why preparing for defence is nearly a universal preoccupation. Because the anarchical international system requires that states rely on themselves for protection, national security […]

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What do sociologists mean by the term ‘globalization’ and how have they tried to explain it

Globalisation is one of the hottest debates in sociology today. There are numerous factors that could be considered within this essay, the rise of ‘global media’ the advancement of technology and the effects of ‘Americanisation’ or western ‘cultural imperialism’, to name a few. Instead this essay will first explore the two main arguments central to […]

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Primacy and Liberal Internationalism: Perspectives in the Post Cold War World

After the fall of the Soviet Union in nineteen eighty-nine the United States was faced with many new opportunities in foreign affairs. The stalemate of the Cold War had ended, allowing global development new opportunities to progress in the new era. Washington was faced with the problem of developing a new grand strategy for the […]

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How has the nature of security changed since the end of the Cold War

Many academics predicted that the demise of the USSR would usher in a new period of global peaceful progression and an end to conflict. In order to discuss security we must find a definition; realists would see this as merely military security and survival but for this essay we shall take it to be the […]

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How important is the end of the Cold War as a factor in the growth of transnational crime

Indisputably, due to the perceived growth of transnational crime, the period since the early 1990s has been one in which a rising number of countries have identified it as a national security threat. It is true that the end of the last century has been manifested by a number of major political upheavals which transformed […]

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