Cold War In Southern Africa

Author: Sue Onslow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113521932X
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Cold War In Southern Africa. This edited volume examines the complexities of the Cold War in Southern Africa and uses a range of archives to develop a more detailed understanding of the impact of the Cold War environment upon the processes of political change. In the aftermath of European decolonization, the struggle between white minority governments and black liberation movements encouraged both sides to appeal for external support from the two superpower blocs. Cold War in Southern Africa highlights the importance of the global ideological environment on the perceptions and consequent behaviour of the white minority regimes, the Black Nationalist movements, and the newly independent African nationalist governments. Together, they underline the variety of archival sources on the history of Southern Africa in the Cold War and its growing importance in Cold War Studies. This volume brings together a series of essays by leading scholars based on a wide range of sources in the United States, Russia, Cuba, Britain, Zambia and South Africa. By focussing on a range of independent actors, these essays highlight the complexity of the conflict in Southern Africa: a battle of power blocs, of systems and ideas, which intersected with notions and practices of race and class This book will appeal to students of cold war studies, US foreign policy, African politics and International History. Sue Onslow has taught at the London School of Economics since 1994. She is currently a Cold War Studies Fellow in the Cold War Studies Centre/IDEAS

Foreign Policy And Political Regime

Author: José Flávio Sombra Saraiva
Publisher: IBRI
ISBN: 8588270129
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Foreign Policy And Political Regime. No livro são analisadas as vinculações entre a alternância de regimes políticos e a formulação e a implementação da política externa. Além de estudos teóricos sobre o assunto, o livro publica análises inéditas sobre os casos do Brasil, EUA, França, Rússia, África do Sul, Argentina, Chile e outros, em perspectiva comparada.

China And Africa

Author: Ian Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134152787
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China And Africa. With China’s rise to the status of world power, trade and political links between Africa and China have been escalating at an astonishing rate. Sino-African relations are set to become an increasingly significant feature of world politics as China’s hunger for energy resources grows and many African countries seek a partner that, unlike the West, does not worry about democracy and transparency, or impose political conditions on economic relations. Ian Taylor, one of the foremost authorities on the international relations and political economy of Africa, provides a comprehensive assessment of relations between China and Africa. He discusses the historical evolution of Sino-African relations in the period since the 1949 revolution, with particular emphasis on the period since the end of the Cultural Revolution. Considering in detail China’s relations with Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland and Malawi, Taylor demonstrates how China has used the rhetoric of anti-hegemonies to secure and promote its position in the Third World. Taylor gives an engaging account of the hitherto under-researched topic of relations between China and Africa, a phenomenon of growing importance in contemporary international politics.

The Quest For Security In The Caribbean Problems And Promises In Subordinate States

Author: Ivelaw L. Griffith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317454960
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The Quest For Security In The Caribbean Problems And Promises In Subordinate States. This comprehensive work on security in the English-speaking Caribbean, offers a wealth of information about the history, politics, economics and geography of the entire region. The author examines security problems in the region as a geopolitical unit, not on a selective case-study basis, as is usually done. He assesses Caribbean security within a theoretical framework where four factors are critical: perceptions of the political elites; capabilities of the states; the geopolitics of the area; and the ideological orientations of the parties in power. Political and economic issues are judged to be as relevant to security as military factors. The author identifies safeguards which countries in the region may take in the coming decade.

When Opponents Cooperate

Author: Benjamin Miller
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472088720
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When Opponents Cooperate. A multilevel theory of international relations that accounts for intended and unintended outcomes of cooperation and conflict

Nurturing Peace

Author: Fen Osler Hampson
Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press
ISBN: 9781878379559
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Nurturing Peace. Focusing on intrastate conflicts in which third parties have played prominent roles, Hampson argues that durable settlements depend on sustained third-party engagement not only during the negotiation phase but throughout the implementation process. Although the book explores the roles that other factors - such as regional and systemic power relationships, the terms of the settlement itself, and the role of "ripeness" - play in the success or failure of these peace settlements, it concludes that success hinges more on what third parties do and do not do. In a crisp and engaging style, Hampson provides detailed yet succinct accounts of five justly renowned cases (Cyprus, Namibia, Angola, El Salvador, and Cambodia), explores the interplay of key variables, and describes rationales for action and lessons about how best to act.


Author: Stanley Schoeman
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
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Namibia. Namibia is one of the largest African countries, bigger than France or Texas. It became a German protectorate in 1884, but from 1919 onwards was administered by South Africa. The first democratically elected government took office in 1989, leading a free Namibia into the 1990s. This volume is a fully revised and updated edition of the original volume which was published in 1984.

The Cambridge History Of The Cold War Volume 3 Endings

Author: Melvyn P. Leffler
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316025632
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The Cambridge History Of The Cold War Volume 3 Endings. Volume III of The Cambridge History of the Cold War examines the evolution of the conflict from the Helsinki Conference of 1975 until the Soviet collapse in 1991. A team of leading scholars analyzes the economic, social, cultural, religious, technological and geopolitical factors that ended the Cold War and discusses the personalities and policies of key leaders such as Brezhnev, Reagan, Gorbachev, Thatcher, Kohl and Deng Xiaoping. The authors show how events throughout the world shaped the evolution of Soviet-American relations and they explore the legacies of the superpower confrontation in a comparative and transnational perspective. Individual chapters examine how the Cold War affected and was affected by environmental issues, economic trends, patterns of consumption, human rights and non-governmental organizations. The volume represents the new international history at its best, emphasizing broad social, economic, demographic and strategic developments while keeping politics and human agency in focus.

Regional Security In The Middle East

Author: Zeev Maoz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113525298X
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Regional Security In The Middle East. Middle Eastern politics of the 1990s have been characterized by a drive towards peace. Whether this is successful or not will depend on the negotiating process. These articles discuss the challenges, and provide some practical advice on how risks of failure could be avoided.