© 1992

Deterrence, Reputation and Cold-War Cycles


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. John D. Orme
    Pages 1-11
  3. John D. Orme
    Pages 12-72
  4. John D. Orme
    Pages 73-106
  5. John D. Orme
    Pages 107-135
  6. John D. Orme
    Pages 136-152
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-168

About this book


A historical reexamination of the Cold War's cyclical pattern. It aims to show how Soviet aggressiveness was most likely to occur when the credibility of US efforts at deterrence was damaged by the inability or unwillingness of the US to meet previous challenges.


Cold War Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) war

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Science and International AffairsHarvard UniversityUSA

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