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From Truman to Eisenhower (1948– 53)
Joseph Heller

account in the formation of US strategy for the Cold War, which called for the tripling of the US defense budget, signed by Truman after the outbreak of the Korean War. 36 Despite Truman’s directive to supply Israel with defensive arms, the operative decision remained the domain of the Pentagon and the State Department, both of which regarded Israel as aggressive and more powerful than the Arab countries. 37 The most that the

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
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Asia-Pacific security legacies and futures
Anthony Burke
Matt McDonald

Asian political and economic crisis that broke with the run on the Thai baht in mid-1997 – causing widespread bankruptcies, protests, rioting, pogroms, mass unemployment and the fall of governments in South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia – was also not foreseen by the region’s governments and security elites. Yet it is arguable that the region’s dominant economic, political and security systems played a

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Ian Bellany

expenditure of Bangkok parties – and the mutual deterrence effect of ‘negative’ security assurances is slight. Rapacki and Korea The four nuclear-free zones discussed above all to a greater or lesser degree deal with countries within the southern hemisphere (to the greatest degree the Tlatelolco countries; to the least degree the Bangkok countries). Nuclear-free zones within the southern hemisphere are to nuclear-free zones in the northern hemisphere as the Antarctic is to the Arctic. That is to say, the relative concentration of the security interests of the nuclear

in Curbing the spread of nuclear weapons
Julie Gilson

encompasses a particular, historically determined and normatively held concept of security, and which emphasizes the importance of sovereign independence. 1 For the states in the region, the range of complex security problems today is underpinned by military and nuclear fears: from China’s nuclear arms, Japan’s potential for nuclear weapons, North Korea’s nuclear threat, to

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
From the Gromyko declaration to the death of Stalin (1947–53)
Joseph Heller

Korean War, the Kremlin designated Israel as a hostile state identifying entirely with the West. 43 The Korean War brought a sharp decline in Israeli–Soviet relations. The Israeli government voted in favor of the Security Council decision to send military forces to fight North Korea, in practice abandoning its Cold War tactic of non-alignment. 44 Ben-Gurion shrugged off the

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
Jonathan Rayner

, the key motivational aspects noted by Neale assume a heightened significance. Arguably, the frequent staging of the war at sea rather than on land within Cold War films recognises the fluidity and geographical uncertainty of conflict in the period: the apparent neutrality of the ocean as a battleground, lacking the specificities of a landscape over which to lay claim, throws the questioning of the ideological conviction and the choice to fight into sharper relief, while increasing the potential for escalation to full-blown war. The Korean War (1950–53) provided an

in The naval war film
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Emancipating security in the Asia-Pacific?
Simon Dalby

challenge mounted by critical security studies to the assumption that the contemporary state system actually provides security to its peoples. Insurgencies, not only in Indonesia but also in Thailand, Burma and the Philippines, suggest the importance of ‘domestic’ political violence as a cause of numerous insecurities. The nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula reminds the reader

in Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific
Robert Fish

As we shall see, staging an encounter between cinema and countryside is to invoke a rich and diverse spatial imagery. Cinematic countrysides are the expanse of the American Great West and the restraint of the English village street; the mountain terrains of North Korea and the jungle environments of the Viet Cong. Cinematic countrysides are the iconographic backdrop to national founding myths and the

in Cinematic countrysides
Sam King

of states like the United States, Japan, Australia and Israel and less than one-third of Spain ( Table 1.2 ). China’s income peers, like Mexico, Brazil, Russia and Turkey – all of which fall into ‘Third World 2’ in Table 1.2 – are hardly better off. An objection may be raised that the cases of South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore

in Imperialism and the development myth
Griselda Pollock

make-up. IV Hot lady in a cold [war] zone Shortly after gracing the cover of the initial issue of Playboy , Marilyn Monroe was again in the headlines because of her marriage to all-time-famous baseball star Joe DiMaggio. In a blaze of publicity, they honeymooned in Japan. Monroe was invited to perform for the troops now guarding the frontiers of the Free World against the Red Peril on the 49 th parallel in a divided Korea, a military front opened up in the so-called Cold War. When Monroe arrived, the war itself was

in Killing Men & Dying Women