Missiles and bureaucrats: The Reagan administration and the making of two-pronged security diplomacy

buir.advisorWeisbrode, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorCebeci, Berk
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-08T11:38:16Z
dc.date.available2023-08-08T11:38:16Z
dc.date.copyright2023-08
dc.date.issued2023-08
dc.date.submitted2023-08-07
dc.departmentDepartment of History
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2023.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 118-127).
dc.description.abstractThe crucial turn in conducting foreign policy with the election of Ronald Reagan has been a determinant factor in the late Cold War period. This thesis centers on the role of the foreign policymaking process and its agencies from SALT II of 1979 to the Reykjavik Summit of 1986 and examines the American diplomatic affairs during the Reagan administration with the Soviets and the allies in the Atlantic world by emphasizing nuclear security and arms race as a nexus within these triangular affairs of US, Western Europe and the Soviet Union. The fundamental argument this thesis illustrates is that policymakers of the Reagan administration germinated and followed a twofold nuclear policy agenda, mainly derived from the incompetence of the predecessor administrations and the realities of foreign affairs with Western Europe and the Soviet Union in the 1980s within the context of potential nuclear catastrophe, and asserts how this security strategy shaped American diplomacy from the missile crisis of 1977, which augmented the perils of nuclear catastrophe, to the negotiations in late 1985 and 1986 that declined tensions and ultimately underpinned the desire for peace at the end of the decade.
dc.description.degreeM.A.
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Berk Cebeci
dc.format.extentx, 127 leaves ; 30 cm.
dc.identifier.itemidB162302
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11693/112606
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.publisherBilkent University
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectAmerican diplomacy
dc.subjectAtlantic alliance
dc.subjectCold War
dc.subjectNuclear weapons
dc.subjectthe 1980s
dc.titleMissiles and bureaucrats: The Reagan administration and the making of two-pronged security diplomacy
dc.title.alternativeFüzeler ve bürokratlar: Reagan yönetimi ve iki yönlü güvenlik diplomasisinin oluşturulması
dc.typeThesis
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