The Bilateral Impact of Nuclear Agreements Between the United States and Russia Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
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  • Bird, Kristal
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Curriculum in Global Studies
Abstract
  • The dyadic relationship between the United States and Russia is complicated due to differing political and economic ideologies, especially after World War II. The arms race through the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, exaggerated their differences. However, the procurement of nuclear weapons from both states forced them into an unlikely partnership. How did nuclear technology impact their bilateral relationship besides arms control issues? In this paper, I argue that the policies created within this partnership went beyond discussions of armament and would not have been possible without two near-equal powers. First, I review the literature regarding their bilateral partnership and decision-making. Secondly, I address three nuclear policy case studies followed by a subsequent analysis of patterns and observations. The paper concludes with an assessment of how nuclear technology enabled the two states to create non-nuclear policies.
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  • Vachudová, Milada Anna
  • Crescenzi, Mark J. C.
  • Robertson, Graeme
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  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017
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