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1. Introduction

1. Introduction  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0001
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9780199668533
The ‘Introduction’ argues that international security affects us all, both directly and indirectly. Look hard enough and our everyday lives are increasingly intertwined with worlds of ... More
5. The ANZUS Treaty

5. The ANZUS Treaty  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777950
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10.1093/actrade/9780199588503.003.0005
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‘The ANZUS Treaty’ considers the contentious relationship between Australia and the United States of America during the Cold War. Australia's Minister for External Affairs, Herbert V. ... More
2. A contested nature

2. A contested nature  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0002
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‘A contested nature’ suggests that one way of picking apart the elusive nature of security is to ask some questions of it, the most obvious being, ‘what is security?’ The UN distinguishes ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0001
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The ‘Introduction’ summarizes the various approaches to international relations. International relations is about more than the relationships between states and is a multidisciplinary ... More
3. A historical departure

3. A historical departure  

Andrew F. Cooper

in The BRICS: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2016
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Apr 2016
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9780191790119
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10.1093/actrade/9780198723394.003.0003
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9780198723394
‘A historical departure’ describes how the BRICS, as both a diplomatic project and an international institution, is different from past groups. The catalyst for the BRICS members’ new type ... More
4. Race for the H-bomb

4. Race for the H-bomb  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0004
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9780198727231
In September 1949, Clement Atlee announced that an atomic explosion had occurred in the Soviet Union, which signalled America’s atomic monopoly was over sooner than expected. ‘Race for the ... More
International Security: A Very Short Introduction

International Security: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher S. Browning

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.001.0001
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9780199668533
International Security: A Very Short Introduction shows that the subjects of war and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and revisionist states ... More
1. What are nuclear weapons?

1. What are nuclear weapons?  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0001
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9780198727231
Atomic energy is the source of power for both nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. This energy comes from the fission or fusion of atoms. ‘What are nuclear weapons?’ explains how a nuclear ... More
3. A choice between the quick and the dead

3. A choice between the quick and the dead  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0003
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9780198727231
At the beginning of the nuclear age, there were no rules, no non-proliferation norms, no concepts of nuclear deterrence, and no taboo against using such weapons. ‘A choice between the quick ... More
7. Reflections on the Atomic Age

7. Reflections on the Atomic Age  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0007
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Does the spread of nuclear weapons make the world safer or more dangerous? ‘Reflections on the Atomic Age’ considers this debate's relevance now and in the future. The clarity of the Cold ... More
1. States

1. States  

Paul Wilkinson

in International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.003.0002
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9780192801579
‘States’ considers the enduring institution that organizes the people of the world. States remain the key actors in international relations. Theoretically, a state must have a defined ... More
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction

International Relations: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul Wilkinson

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Jul 2007
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9780191775352
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801579.001.0001
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9780192801579
International Relations: A Very Short Introduction covers the topics essential to an understanding of modern international relations. It explains the theories and practice that ... More
2. Building the bomb

2. Building the bomb  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0002
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No single decision created the atomic bomb, but most accounts begin with the presidential discussion of a letter written by Albert Einstein. ‘Building the bomb’ describes how the bomb came ... More
5. Nuclear deterrence and arms control

5. Nuclear deterrence and arms control  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0005
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The nuclear revolution, it is argued, caused an era of relative peace. Not all agree. Some suggest that nuclear weapons were actually irrelevant to keeping the peace because a world war had ... More
3. The problem of war

3. The problem of war  

Christopher S. Browning

in International Security: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2013
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Oct 2013
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9780191779930
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10.1093/actrade/9780199668533.003.0003
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‘The problem of war’ explains the idea of the security dilemma, which is characterized by a situation whereby a state, fearful for its security, begins arming itself. Other states may ... More
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction

Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Joseph M. Siracusa

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.001.0001
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9780198727231
Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction explains the history and politics of the bomb, from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the ... More
6. Star Wars and beyond

6. Star Wars and beyond  

Joseph M. Siracusa

in Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Apr 2015
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Apr 2015
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9780191793448
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10.1093/actrade/9780198727231.003.0006
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9780198727231
By the 1960s, both the United States and the Soviet Union found themselves caught up in an offensive and defensive arms race that threatened the stability of an embryonic nuclear deterrence ... More

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