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Title Avoiding war : problems of crisis management / edited by Alexander L. George ; with contributions by Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov [and others]
Imprint Boulder : Westview Press, 1991
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  327.16 Av71 1991    AVAILABLE    30500100600728
 RCHSS Library  D431 A86 1991    AVAILABLE    30560400067101
Descript xvii, 590 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I : Framework of the study -- Is research on crisis management needed? / Alexander L. George -- Plan of the study / Alexander L. George -- The tension between "military logic" and requirements of diplomacy in crisis management / Alexander L. George -- A provisional theory of crisis management / Alexander L. George -- Part II : Inadvertent wars -- The Crimean war / Richard Smoke -- The role of crisis mismanagement in the outbreak of World War I / Jack S. Levy -- The U.S.-China war in Korea / Allen S. Whiting -- The Arab-Israeli war of 1967 : inadvertent war through miscalculated escalation / Janice Gross Stein -- The Suez war of 1956 : communication in crisis management / Christer J诮sson -- Part III : Crisis management without war -- The Berlin blockade crisis of 1948-1949 / M. Steven Fish -- The Cuban missile crisis / Alexander L. George -- The Sino-Soviet border crisis of 1969 / Arthur A. Cohen -- Part IV : Superpower involvement in Middle East conflicts -- The Arab-Israeli war of 1967 / Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov -- The war of attrition, 1969-1970 / Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov -- The Arab-Israeli war of October 1973 / Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov -- Part V : Factors influencing crisis management -- Strategies for crisis management / Alexander L. George -- The role of intelligence in crisis management / Stan A. Taylor and Theodore J. Ralston -- Crisis bargaining codes and crisis management / J. Philip Rogers -- Rules of engagement / Scott D. Sagan -- The impact of crisis-induced stress on policy makers / Jerold M. Post -- Part VI : Prospects : new challenges, new opportunities -- Crisis management in Europe : old mechanisms and new problems / Phil Williams -- The future of "military diplomacy" in U.S.-Soviet relations / Kurt M. Campbell -- Part VII : Findings and recommendations / Alexander L. George -- Epilogue : The Persian Gulf crisis, 1990-1991 / Alexander L. George
Drawing on 11 case studies, beginning with the Crimean War and ending with the 1973 Mideast War, this volume presents an ambitious analysis of crisis management. The contributors analyze the role of factors such as intelligence, bargaining, rules, and stress. Throughout the volume, they attempt to grapple with the central problem facing experts on superpower relations today: how relevant is this kind of analysis to a post-Cold War environment? They conclude with possible future flashpoints, recommendations for containing escalation, and integrate the overall study's findings into existing theories of crisis behavior. They also make a convincing case that there are valuable lessons to be learned from past U.S.-Soviet crises. An epilogue touches on the outbreak of the Gulf crisis in 1990. ISBN 0-8133-1232-9: $59.95
Link Online version: Avoiding war. Boulder : Westview Press, 1991 (OCoLC)644070470
Subject Military history, Modern -- 20th century
War -- Case studies
Crisis management
Foreign relations Disputes
Alt Author George, Alexander L
Bar-Siman-Tov, Yaacov, 1946-
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