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The Suez Crisis: Security Implications For The Transatlantic Relationship And The Shift In Global Power, Conor Mclaughlin Jan 2016

The Suez Crisis: Security Implications For The Transatlantic Relationship And The Shift In Global Power, Conor Mclaughlin

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The Suez Crisis of 1956 significantly altered transatlantic security. The declining powers of Britain and France were exposed by the United States, causing enduring and troublesome consequences for the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and further demonstrating the prioritization of United States Cold War interests over any kind of transatlantic balance of power or colonial suppression of nationalism. For the United Kingdom and France, their interests lay in previously established roles as imperial powers and in preserving colonial relationships that the United States did not possess. The United Kingdom, victim to a legacy of decline that became apparent ...


Arms Control And The New Strategic Concept, Jeffrey D. Mccausland Jan 2010

Arms Control And The New Strategic Concept, Jeffrey D. Mccausland

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Thucydides noted in his history of the Peloponnesian Wars that a primary motivator of Athenian foreign policy was “interests”. This remains as true today as it was in ancient Greece. Modern policymakers would all agree that strategy must be consistent with national interests and built on three variables. First, what are the ‘ends’ of a strategy that a nation seeks to accomplish alone or in concert with friends and allies? Second, what are the ‘ways’ or policies that are formulated to move the nation towards a better future? Finally, what are the ‘means’ available to any nation that can be ...