Strategies of Containment

A discussion of United States foreign policy from World War II to the Carter administration is based on recently declassified government documents

Strategies of Containment

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195030976

Page: 432

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A discussion of United States foreign policy from World War II to the Carter administration is based on recently declassified government documents

Strategies of Containment

A classic synthesis of US security policy, now updated to include analysis of how Reagan, Bush Snr., Clinton, & Bush Jnr. have defended the nation. Previous ed.: 1982.

Strategies of Containment

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019517447X

Page: 484

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A classic synthesis of US security policy, now updated to include analysis of how Reagan, Bush Snr., Clinton, & Bush Jnr. have defended the nation. Previous ed.: 1982.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

MICHAEL S. SHERRY reviews Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of
Postwar American National Security Policy by John Lewis Gaddis Oxford
University Press, 432 pages, $25.00; paper $9.00 In his most ambitious work,
John ...

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The Rhetoric of Pessimism and Strategies of Containment in the Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant

CHAPTER FIVE STRATEGIES OF CONTAINMENT En dehors de l'art , pas de
salut . A narrative is not a random collection of disparate elements but a
deliberate product of human activity which organises and makes coherent the
vision the ...

The Rhetoric of Pessimism and Strategies of Containment in the Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant

Author: David Bryant

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

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Page: 190

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This study proposes an overall interpretation based on an analysis of three constants. First, Maupassant accepts that man lives in an objective, contingent world in which he has no purpose, and elevates the notion of chance into an explanation of the human condition. Secondly, this awareness explains the adoption of a view of the world as farce. Thirdly, in order to shape and mitigate the consequences of these positions, Maupassant elaborates a rhetoric of pessimism and strategies of containment. The book argues that this triple approach enables Maupassant to rise above the evidence of his experience and gives the reader access to a work that otherwise might appear inconsequential and disparate. Maupassant's three hundred and six short stories represent a unified series of variations on three constants and offer a coherent, structured response to a personal dilemma that nevertheless has wider application.

Tales of Liberation Strategies of Containment

... Civility: Biblical Images and Popular Music Lyrics in American Culture Kenneth
G. Bielen Tales of Liberation, Strategies of Containment: Divorce and the
Representation of Womanhood in American Fiction, 1880–1920 Debra Ann
MacComb ...

Tales of Liberation  Strategies of Containment

Author: Debra Ann MacComb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317733932

Page: 252

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This book examines six Progressive Age novels of marital discord which specifically focus upon narratives of divorced and divorcing women within the context of their multivalent social and economic value on the "Marriage market."

On Grand Strategy

A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades For almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the "Studies in Grand Strategy" seminar ...

On Grand Strategy

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525557296

Page: 384

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A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades For almost two decades, Yale students have competed for admission each year to the "Studies in Grand Strategy" seminar taught by John Lewis Gaddis, Paul Kennedy, and Charles Hill. Its purpose has been to prepare future leaders for responsibilities they will face, through lessons drawn from history and the classics. Now Gaddis has distilled that teaching into a succinct, sharp and potentially transformational book, surveying statecraft from the ancient Greeks to Franklin D. Roosevelt and beyond. An unforgettable guide to the art of leadership, On Grand Strategy is, in every way, its own master class.

George F Kennan

George F  Kennan

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143122150

Page: 784

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A portrait of the Cold War strategist offers insight into his complex, troubled character while tracing his role in defining U.S. policy, covering his critical views on American diplomacy and his struggles with depression.

The Shaping of Containment

... moment when the executive branch became fully reliant on the council as the
primary formulator of Cold War strategy . ... 98 ; Acheson , Present at the Creation
, 420 _ 421 ; Gaddis , Strategies of Containment , 109 ; Hammond , “ NSC - 68 ...

The Shaping of Containment

Author: Sara L. Sale

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Containment

Concept and Policy : Based on a Symposium Cosponsored by the National
Defense University and the Foreign Service Institute Terry L. Deibel, John Lewis
Gaddis. 2 . John Lewis Gaddis , Strategies of Containment ( New York : Oxford ...

Containment

Author: Terry L. Deibel

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Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy

Gaddis , Strategies of Containment . Also see Friedberg , “ The Making of
American National Strategy , " 71 - 75 ; Aaron L . Friedberg , “ United States
National Strategy Since 1945 " ; and John Lewis Gaddis , “ Risks , Costs , and
Strategies of ...

Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy

Author: Meenekshi Bose

Publisher: TAMU Press

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Page: 197

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In Shaping and Signaling Presidential Policy: The National Security Decision Making of Eisenhower and Kennedy, Meena Bose compares how Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy developed their Cold War strategies, focusing on how each president's decision-making process shaped his policy. The study also compares how the presidents communicated their strategies, with particular attention to possible signals conveyed to the leaders of the Soviet Union.

The United States and the End of the Cold War

The book contains significant new interpretations of the American style in foreign policy, the objectives of containment, the role of morality, nuclear weapons, and intelligence and espionage in Washington's conduct of the Cold War.

The United States and the End of the Cold War

Author: John Lewis Gaddis

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195085515

Page: 301

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The Cold War ended with an exhilarating wave of events: the toppling of the Berlin Wall, the rise of the dissident poet Vaclav Havel, the revolution in Romania. Americans rejoiced at the dramatic conclusion of the long struggle. "But victories in wars--hot or cold--tend to unfocus the mind," writes John Gaddis. "It can be a dangerous thing to have achieved one's objectives, because one then has to decide what to do next." In The United States and the End of the Cold War, Gaddis provides a sharp focus on the long history of the Cold War, shedding new light on its sudden ending, as well as on what might come next. In this provocative, insightful book, Gaddis offers a number of thoughtful essays on the history of international relations during the last half century. His reassessments of important figures and themes from the Cold War are sometimes surprising. For example, he portrays John Foster Dulles and Ronald Reagan as far more flexible and perceptive statesmen than the missile-toting caricatures depicted in editorial cartoons. And he takes a second look at the importance of espionage and intelligence in Cold War history, a field often left to buffs and spy novelists. Most important, he focuses on the central elements in superpower relations. In an eloquent account of the American style of foreign policy in the twentieth century, for instance, he explores how Americans (having learned the lesson of Adolf Hitler) consistently equated the forms of foreign governments with their external behavior, assuming that authoritarian states would be aggressive states. He also analyzes the "tectonics" of Cold War history, demonstrating how long term changes in international affairs and Soviet bloc countries built up pressures that led to the sudden earthquakes of 1989. And along the way, Gaddis illuminates such topics as the role of morality in American foreign policy, the relevance of nuclear weapons to the balance of power, and the objectives of containment. He even includes (and criticizes) an essay entitled, "How the Cold War Might End," written before the dramatic events of recent years, to demonstrate how quickly the tide of history can overwhelm contemporary analysis. Gaddis concludes with a thoughtful consideration of the problems and forces at work in the post-Cold War world. Author of such works as The Long Peace and Strategies of Containment, John Lewis Gaddis is one of the leading authorities on postwar American foreign policy. In these perceptive, highly readable essays, he provides a fresh assessment of the evolution of the Cold War, and insight into the shape of things to come.

The End of Containment

2 For a highly readable history of containment , see John Lewis Gaddis ,
Strategies of Containment : A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National
Security Policy ( Toronto : Oxford University Press 1982 ) . 3 For Kennan ' s own
views and ...

The End of Containment

Author: Daniel Madar

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ASC (copy 3) from the John Holmes Library collection.

George Ball Vietnam and the Rethinking of Containment

John Lewis Gaddis , Strategies of Containment : A Critical Appraisal of Postwar
American National Security Policy ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1982 ) ,
p . 26 . 52 . George F . Kennan , “ Planning of Foreign Policy , " War College ...

George Ball  Vietnam  and the Rethinking of Containment

Author: David L. DiLeo

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Looks at Ball's role as the lone presidential advisor to President Johnson who opposed American military intervention in Vietnam, and summarizes Ball's criticisms of U.S. policy

George F Kennan and the Origins of Containment 1944 1946

Samii , Kuross A . Involvement by Invitation : American Strategies of Containment
in Iran . University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press , 1987 . Sherwin ,
Martin J . A World Destroyed : The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance .

George F  Kennan and the Origins of Containment  1944 1946

Author: George Frost Kennan

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In 1945 the United States saw the Soviet Union as its principal ally. By 1947, it saw the Soviet Union as its principal opponent. How did this happen? Historian John Lukacs has provided an answer to this question through an exchange of letters with George F. Kennan. Their correspondence deals with the antecedents of containment between 1944 and 1946, during most of which time Kennan was at the American embassy in Moscow. Kennan had strong opinions about America's appropriate role during and after World War II and is perhaps best known as the architect of America's containment policy. Much has been written about Kennan and containment, but relatively little is known about the events that made him compose and send the Long Telegram in 1946 that ultimately became the draft for foreign policy dealing with the Soviets in the following forty years. These letters show Kennan's fear of the extent to which the United States misunderstood the Soviet regime. Especially in 1944, at the time of the Russians' betrayal of the Warsaw Uprising, it became evident that the Soviets were interested in establishing their rigid domination of Eastern and Central Europe and dividing the continent. Kennan's letters to Lukacs are thorough and detailed, suggesting that the Truman administration was not in the least premature in opposing the Soviet Union. Indeed, both correspondents suggest that these decisions should have been made earlier. This series of letters will add greatly to our understanding of what preceded containment and the Cold War in 1947.

Strategies of Dominance

... Strategies of Containment (Gaddis), 2 Strauss, Leo, 209 Summers, Lawrence,
1 17, 243n38 superpower, U.S. as sole surviving, 37 Suskind, Ron, 140 Syria:
Arab-Israeli peace process, 34, 39—41; negotiations over Golan Heights, 39, 40;
 ...

Strategies of Dominance

Author: P. Edward Haley

Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press

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Page: 286

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In a critical overview of U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, P. Edward Haley draws surprising connections between key elements of George W. Bush's foreign policy and those of his predecessor, Bill Clinton. This is the only book covering the foreign policies of all three post--Cold War presidents -- George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush.