Unipolarity and the Evolution of America’s Cold War Alliances

  • Authors
  • Nigel R. Thalakada

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nigel R. Thalakada
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  3. Nigel R. Thalakada
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  4. Nigel R. Thalakada
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  5. Nigel R. Thalakada
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  6. Nigel R. Thalakada
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  7. Nigel R. Thalakada
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  8. Nigel R. Thalakada
    Pages 128-142
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 143-198

About this book


Thalakada argues that the principal purpose of US alliances have shifted since the end of the Cold War from containing communist expansionism (balance of power) to preserving and exercising US power (management of power).He also looks across all US alliances highlighting the trend from regionally-based to more globally-active alliances.


Cold War communism management organization organizations state war

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137010964
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34980-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-01096-4
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