Eisenhower Administration, The Third World, And The Globalization Of The Cold War / Edition 1

Eisenhower Administration, The Third World, And The Globalization Of The Cold War / Edition 1

by Kathryn C. Statler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742553817

ISBN-13: 9780742553811

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In the United States, the Cold War is often remembered as a two-power struggle. However, increasing globalization during that time meant nations across the world became involved in the conflict. During the Eisenhower administration, American officials struggled to respond to the dual threats of communism and nationalism as decolonization swept through the Third

Overview

In the United States, the Cold War is often remembered as a two-power struggle. However, increasing globalization during that time meant nations across the world became involved in the conflict. During the Eisenhower administration, American officials struggled to respond to the dual threats of communism and nationalism as decolonization swept through the Third World during the 1950s and changed the nature of the Cold War and U.S. foreign relations with those nations. As the Cold War increasingly became a zero-sum game, the Third World became the primary battleground in the ideological, economic, and political struggle between Washington and Moscow. Indeed, as these essays demonstrate, the Eisenhower administration placed an extremely high priority on victory in the Third World and seemed willing to go to virtually any length to ensure that countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas remained aligned with the forces of democracy and capitalism. Relying on formerly unavailable archival research from many nations, the scholars in this volume systematically assess the impact of the globalizing Cold War and the process of decolonization on the Eisenhower administration's foreign policy. Intended for diplomatic historians and readers interested in the Cold War, this book is a major contribution to an under-studied aspect of that conflict.

Contributions by: Michael R. Adamson, David L. Anderson, Nathan J. Citino, Peter L. Hahn, Andrew L. Johns, Robert J. McMahon, James H. Meriwether, Kenneth A. 'sgood, Chester J. Pach Jr., Jason C. Parker, John Prados, James F. Siekmeier, Kathryn C. Statler, and Yi Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742553811
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Series:
The Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally
Part I: Instruments of a Global Policy: Propaganda, Covert Operations, and Aid
Chapter 1: Words and Deeds: Race, Colonialism, and Eisenhower's Propaganda War in the Third World
Chapter 2: The Central Intelligence Agency and the Face of Decolonization under the Eisenhower Administration
Chapter 3: The Most Important Single Aspect of Our Foreign Policy? The Eisenhower Administration, Foreign Aid, and the Developing World
Part II: Globalizing the Cold War: Asia after Korea
Chapter 4: The Point of No Return: The Eisenhower Administration and Indonesia, 1953–1960
Chapter 5: Building a Colony: South Vietnam and the Eisenhower Administration, 1953–1961
Chapter 6: Militant Diplomacy: The Taiwan Strait Crises and Sino-American Relations, 1954–1958
Part III: Globalization Continues: Bandung, Africa, and Latin America
Chapter 7: Small Victory, Missed Chance: The Eisenhower Administration, the Bandung Conference, and the Turning of the Cold War
Chapter 8: A Torrent Overrunning Everything: Africa and the Eisenhower Administration
Chapter 9: Persistent Condor and Predatory Eagle: The Bolivian Revolution and the United States
Part IV: The Globalized Cold War in the Middle East
Chapter 10: The United States and Israel in the Eisenhower Era: The Special Relationship Revisited
Chapter 11: Middle East Cold Wars: Oil and Arab Nationalism in U.S.-Iraqi Relations, 1958–1961
Conclusion: The Devil is in the Details: Eisenhower, Dulles, and the Third World

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