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Historical Factors Of Japanese Defense And The Proposed National Defense Program Outline, Matthew Eussen Apr 1996

Historical Factors Of Japanese Defense And The Proposed National Defense Program Outline, Matthew Eussen

Political Science and International Relations Undergraduate Theses

From the 1940s to the 1990s, Japan’s military has undergone serious changes. Reinstitutionalized, defense has grown larger within an American alliance and as a member of the United States containment strategy.3 The United States guaranteed the security of Japan through its nuclear security umbrella and an American commitment of troops to the region. As the United States economy fell into relative decline, it placed pressure upon Japan to increase its defense commitments. In 1991, the Cold War ended and a new regime took power in the Soviet Union. It was a time to celebrate -- large forces no longer ...


Medecins Sans Frontieres: Activite Dans Les Mondes De Politique Et De Medecine, Kayleen O'Dell Apr 1996

Medecins Sans Frontieres: Activite Dans Les Mondes De Politique Et De Medecine, Kayleen O'Dell

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

Pendant mon annee d'etude en France, 1994, j'etais une volontaire a l'association Pharmaciens Sans Frontieres a Montpellier. Cette association recupere des medicaments nonusages et non-perimes et les redistribue aux organisations d'aide humanitaire medicale. Cette association possede un bureau dans chaque departement en France, mais son organisation se situe au niveau local. Son existence est possible en France, et non pas aux EtatsUnis, parce que les medicaments (les pilules) delivres seulement par ordonnance sont empaquetes de telle fagon qu'ils resistent a la contamination. Aux Etats-Unis, nos medicaments sont mis dans une petite bouteille, et au moment ...


"Never Draw Unless You Mean To Shoot": United States Department Of State's Responses To Property Seizures In Latin America, Nathan D. Younge Jan 1996

"Never Draw Unless You Mean To Shoot": United States Department Of State's Responses To Property Seizures In Latin America, Nathan D. Younge

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

This thesis examines the U.S. Department of State's diplomatic handling of disputes over the seizure of U.S.-owned property in Latin America between 1937 and 1973. Seizures in Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Peru and Chile are used as case studies, and provide examples of successful and unsuccessful diplomatic outcomes.

Several key factors are analyzed in each dispute, including Several key factors are analyzed in each dispute, including whether the Department took a conciliatory or confrontational approach toward each country, the kind of economic pressure applied, the situations under which the Department opted for official diplomatic involvement, and ...


Greece And Nato: A Study Of Policy Divergence And Alliance Cohesion, John G. Hatzadony Jan 1996

Greece And Nato: A Study Of Policy Divergence And Alliance Cohesion, John G. Hatzadony

Masters Theses

Modem alliance theory is based on the assumption that states come together in defense against a common threat. However, these theories were developed early in the Cold War in an effort to explain how and why the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed. Some member states do not fit into the neat theories suggested.

This thesis is an examination of the historical events that have shaped Greek relations with NATO and the United States. The thesis seeks to assess the usefulness of contemporary alliance theory in explaining divergent principles among alliance members and the effect this has had on the ...