9780262121521

Nuclear Diplomacy and Crisis Management

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  • ISBN13:

    9780262121521

  • ISBN10:

    0262121522

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1990-11-01
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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These essays from the journal International Security examine the effects of the nuclear revolution on the international system and the role nuclear threats have played in international crises. The authors offer important new interpretations of the role of nuclear weapons in preventing a third world war, of the uses of atomic superiority, and of the effectiveness of nuclear threats. Sean M. Lynn-Jones is the Managing Editor of International Security. Steven E. Miller is a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and co-editor of the journal. Stephen Van Evera is an Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Contributors: John Mueller. Robert Jervis. Richard K. Betts. Marc Trachtenberg. Roger Digman. Scott D. Sagan. Gordon Chang. H. W. Brands, Jr. Barry Blechman and Douglas Hart.

Table of Contents

The Contributors vii
Acknowledgments viii
Preface ix
Sean M. Lynn-Jones
PART I: THE POLITICAL IMPACT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
The Essential Irrelevance of Nuclear Weapons: Stability in the Postwar World
3(25)
John Mueller
The Political Effects of Nuclear Weapons: A Comment
28(11)
Robert Jervis
A Nuclear Golden Age? The Balance Before Parity
39(30)
Richard K. Betts
A ``Wasting Asset'': American Strategy and the Shifting Nuclear Balance, 1949-54
69(45)
Marc Trachtenberg
Atomic Diplomacy During the Korean War
114(45)
Roger Dingman
PART II: NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Nuclear Alerts and Crisis Management
159(41)
Scott D. Sagan
To the Nuclear Brink: Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Quemoy-Matsu Crisis
200(28)
Gordon H. Chang
Testing Massive Retaliation: Credibility and Crisis Management in the Taiwan Strait
228(28)
H. W. Brands
The Influence of Nuclear Weapons in the Cuban Missile Crisis
256(27)
Marc Trachtenberg
Documentation: White House Tapes and Minutes of the Cuban Missile Crisis
283(40)
The Political Utility of Nuclear Weapons: The 1973 Middle East Crisis
323
Barry M. Blechman
Douglas M. Hart

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