The Cold War and After: History, Theory, and the Logic of International Politics

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Acheson, Dean (U.S. Secretary of State, 1949–53): aims at rollback (1950), 151– 52; and Balkan precedents for Japan (1945), 102; complains about Eisenhower's “weakness,” 252; dovishness in 1945, 91; and German rearmament (1950), 110–33, 137–40; and international law, 260n33; political personality of, 133–37
Adenauer, Konrad (West German chancellor, 1949–63): and America, 155–56; and Cuban missile crisis, 260n33; and European army (1950), 114–15; and France (1963), 281; and German nuclear weapons, 159; and NPT, 160
Arms control, 174–76, 181. See also Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction talks (MBFR); Nuclear Non–Proliferation Treaty (NPT); Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Preventing Nuclear War, U.S.–Soviet Agreement on; Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT)
Aron, Raymond, 25, 26n56, 61, 198n54
Bahr, Egon (chief advisor to Willy Brandt), 156–57, 167; and ending the bloc system, 173n48, 185n9
Balance of Payments problem. See International monetary problem
Balance of Power thinking: attacked by Wilson, 16–17; at the Congress of Vienna, 16, 32; in the eighteenth century, 15, 23–24, 28–30, 33
Balance of Power mechanism: limited effect of, 37–38
Bérard, Armand, 114–15
Berlin issue, 152, 154–57, 260–62
Bevin, Ernest, 87, 105n120, 110
Biological theory, and political behavior, 55–57
Bismarck, Otto von, 9–12
Bradley, General Omar (U.S. JCS Chairman, 1949–53), 112, 124, 130, 133
Brandt, Willy (West German foreign minister, 1967–69, then chancellor, 1969–74), 156–57, 173–74; attitude toward U.S., 167; and nuclear cooperation with France, 159n8, 236; U.S. attitude toward, 184–85, 184n8
Bretton Woods system. See International monetary problem
Brezhnev, Leonid (General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1964–82), 170–71
Brodie, Bernard, 61, 65, 309
Bulgarian question in 1945, 80–90, 101–106
Bush, George W.: strategy of “preemption,” 247–49, 277
Byrnes, James (U.S. Secretary of State, 1945–47): general policy, 91–93, 106–109; and German question, 93–95; and Japan, 101–103; at London Council of Foreign Ministers (September 1945), 84–88; and Moscow agreement (December 1945), 89–91, 100–101, 104–107; and Romania and Bulgaria, 82–87, 101
Byroade, Henry (Director, U.S. State Department Bureau of German Affairs in 1950): plan for German rearmament, 120–24, 128
Carr, E.H., 27n59, 59
Castlereagh, Lord (British foreign secretary, 1812–22), 15n22, 16–17, 32, 269n58
Cheney, Richard (U.S. Vice President, 2001–2009), 282–83
China: and America (Nixon period), 176– 80, 217; conflict with USSR, 172–73; as issue in 1941, 271–73; and North Korean nuclear question, 267–68, 269n.58; possible attack on Chinese nuclear facilities, by U.S., 255–56; possible attack on Chinese nuclear facilities, by USSR, 256n23
Chirac, Jacques (French president, 1995– 2007), 282–86, 288
Churchill, Winston: and Agadir crisis, 21n45; and Polish question, 80n37; and preventive war, 250, 279


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