Soviet Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949 64

Using previously unseen Russian archive material, this book analyzes how the Soviet leadership evaluated developments in Soviet-Vietnamese relations in the years from 1949 to 1964.

Soviet Vietnam Relations and the Role of China  1949 64

This new book analyzes how the Soviet leadership evaluated developments in Soviet-Vietnamese relations in the years from 1949 to 1964. Focusing on how Soviet leaders actually perceived China’s role in Vietnam relative to the Soviet role, it shows how these perceptions influenced the Soviet-Vietnamese relationship. It also explains how and when Moscow’s enthusiasm for the active Chinese role in Vietnam came to an end – or, in other words, from what point was Beijing’s involvement in Vietnam perceived as a liability rather than an asset, in the strategies of Soviet policy makers. This book is an excellent resource for all students with an interest in Soviet-Vietnamese relations and of strategic studies and international relations in general.

Hong Kong from Britain to China

Li Pang-Kwong offers a new perspective on the analysis of the transitional Hong Kong politics.

Hong Kong from Britain to China

Li Pang-Kwong offers a new perspective on the analysis of the transitional Hong Kong politics. Adopting the cleavage approach, the author examines both the voters choice and the effectiveness of existing institutional arrangements in solving political conflicts.

Dragons Entangled

This is a full scale examination of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War - the events that led to it, the Cold War aftermath, and the implications for the region and beyond.

Dragons Entangled

In February 1979, China launched a full scale attack on Vietnam bringing to the surface the deep tension between the two socialist neighbours. The importance of the resultant war is often overlooked. Millions of people throughout the region were affected, and the frictions that remain in the wake of the war threaten the prospects for peace not only in Southeast Asia, but also the whole Asia-Pacific region as well. This is a full scale examination of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War - the events that led to it, the Cold War aftermath, and the implications for the region and beyond.

Balancing Risks

Jeffrey W. Taliaferro suggests that such interventions are driven by the refusal of senior officials to accept losses in their state's relative power, international status, or prestige.

Balancing Risks

Great powers often initiate risky military and diplomatic inventions in far-off, peripheral regions that pose no direct threat to them, risking direct confrontation with rivals in strategically inconsequential places. Why do powerful countries behave in a way that leads to entrapment in prolonged, expensive, and self-defeating conflicts? Jeffrey W. Taliaferro suggests that such interventions are driven by the refusal of senior officials to accept losses in their state's relative power, international status, or prestige. Instead of cutting their losses, leaders often continue to invest blood and money in failed excursions into the periphery. Their policies may seem to be driven by rational concerns about power and security, but Taliaferro deems them to be at odds with the master explanation of political realism. Taliaferro constructs a "balance-of-risk" theory of foreign policy that draws on defensive realism (in international relations) and prospect theory (in psychology). He illustrates the power of this new theory in several case narratives: Germany's initiation and escalation of the 1905 and 1911 Moroccan crises, the United States' involvement in the Korean War in 1950-52, and Japan's entanglement in the second Sino-Japanese war in 1937-40 and its decisions for war with the U.S. in 1940-41.

Dilemma and Decision

Dilemma and Decision


India s Foreign Policy and Its Neighbours

A collection of authors articles on foreign affairs and India s foreign policy orientations, covering the period from 1994 to the summer of 2001, events analyzed to see their impact on India's interests, intact with the experiences and ...

India s Foreign Policy and Its Neighbours

A collection of authors articles on foreign affairs and India s foreign policy orientations, covering the period from 1994 to the summer of 2001, events analyzed to see their impact on India's interests, intact with the experiences and observations. A valuable reference source for scholars and researchers dealing with India's foreign policy.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Koreas The Cold War continues East Timor In the Nobel spotlight Maritime disputes Seas of trouble Arms for all The ... Until recently, Hong Kongers took that snub in stride; they learned long ago never to look to Britain for help.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War N Z

Sino - Soviet Relations and the February 1979 Sino - Vietnamese Conflict . ” Paper presented at “ After the Cold War : Reassessing Vietnam , " symposium at the Center for the Study of the Vietnam Conflict , Texas Tech University ...

Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War  N Z


Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell

Seit Ende des europäischen Kolonialprojekts und mit den aktuellen Auswirkungen der Globalisierung ist die eurozentrische und nationalstaatlich orientierte Konzeption von "Kulturerbe" in eine konfliktgeladene Schieflage geraten, die auch ...

Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell