Dominoes and Bandwagons

Dominoes and Bandwagons : Strategic Beliefs and Great Power Competion in the Eurasian Rimland

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The domino theory has been the central organizing concept behind American containment strategy in the postwar period. This strategy was behind the involvement of America in the wars in Korea and Vietnam: neither country was of great economic, military, or cultural value to the US, yet policy-makers assumed that defeats against these nations might create precedents for areas of greater intrinsic interest. In this collection, Stephen Walt, Ted Hopf, Douglas Blum, Milan Hauner, the editors, and others, address crucial issues about the strategic beliefs that shape the competition between the superpowers in the Eurasian rimland.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 160.5 x 241.8 x 27.9mm | 612.11g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 2 figures and 8 tables
  • 0195062469
  • 9780195062465
  • 1,671,365

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'The aim of this fascinating book is to shed light on domino and bandwagon theory, and the contributors do an excellent job of achieving that objective ... the book is a first-class addition to the literature, which has the particular virtue of being open-ended in clarifying a host of issues for further research. Eric Herring, University of ristol, Pacific Reviewshow more

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Fearing the loss of Korea and Vietnam would touch off a chain reaction of other countries turning communist, the United States fought two major wars in the hinterlands of Asia. The essays in the book address questions by exploring domino thinking in United States and Soviet Cold War strategy, as well as in earlier historic settings.show more

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