The Cold War: A Time of Instability

An 8 page discussion of the Cold War. Contends that this period was anything one of peace and security. Provides examples of the friction which existed between the United States and the Soviet Union, the events culminating in the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, and the changing role of the U.S. in maintaining world peace, as well as other examples illustrating that indeed this was a vary unstable period. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Soviet Union in the 1980s

A 5 page research paper that examines the end of the Cold War, focusing on the arms race and the Soviet Union. After World War II, the world faced another crisis, in the form of expansion by the Soviet Union of its sphere of influence. While historians and scholars differ concerning the causes of the arms race known as the Cold War, many agree with John Lewis Gaddis (1997) that the US had no alternative but to suppress Soviet expansion at all costs. This examination looks at Russia in the 1980s, while focusing on the arms race and the culmination of the Cold War. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

USSR Propaganda - Hot and Cold

A 15 page paper dealing with the use of propaganda in the Soviet system. Soviet propaganda is examined through chronological development from 1917 to post-Cold War. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

Poland & Romania, Revolution in the 1980s

A 3 page research paper that contrasts and compares 2 revolutions in the Soviet bloc in the 1980s, specifically Poland and Romania. The writer examines what occurred in each country and the Soviet reaction. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Cold War: Viewpoint

5 pages in length. Ascertaining the reasons behind the revived hostility that instigated the Cold War, historians have come to acknowledge the presence of Russian suspicions and American paranoia as fundamental motives. Delving deeper into these particular considerations finds that the Russians were, in fact, a nation of insecure people trying to assert their political independence. It can be argued that insecurity has been "one fundamental factor affecting Soviet policy" (Brothers, 1996) since the beginnings of the Muscovite State. In exchange, the Americans were guilty of accusing Soviet power as being "impervious to logic of reason, and highly sensitive to logic of force" (Brothers, 1996), an allegation that is not only confirmed by Cold War occurrences but also by historical considerations, as well. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Impact of the Iran Revolution on the Relations between the Super Powers

In 1979 the Iranian Revolution had an impact on the cold war. Prior to the revolution the government was aligned with the US, following the revolution there was a significant shift. This 4 page paper looks at how and why the revolution impacted on the international political relationship between the US and the Soviet Union. The bibliography cites 7 sources.

John Gaddis: Rethinking the Cold War

5 pages. Yale Professor John Lewis Gaddis, in his book, "We Now Know: Rethinking the Cold War History", tells us that the Cold War was inescapable. Depending upon one's interpretation, Gaddis ascertains that the Cold War possessed many instigators from American paranoia to a lack of mutual cooperation to the outright compromise of foreign policy. This paper discusses the primary causes of the Cold War and the reasons it evolved. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

America Should Stop Engaging in Wars

A 5 page essay/research paper, which includes a 1 page abstract, that argues against military engagement as a principal component of American foreign policy. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A Selective History of Police Corruption

This 15 page paper focuses on brutality and bribery as it looks at the long standing blue wall of silence. While the history of corruption is discussed, going back to Tammany Hall days, contemporary examples of problems in police departments are discussed in depth. Some studies are cited that look for causes of corruption. Solutions are discussed as well. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Russian Art - From Russian Realism and the Rebel Fourteen to the Post Severe Style Era

This 263 page paper examines the development of art in Russia starting from the 1860’s and the emergence of Russian realism, considering the emergence of the rebellion fourteen and the Peredvizniki, also known as the wanderers. The paper than tracks the development by looking at the development and evolution of Russian impressionism, social realism, socialist realism, Soviet realism, soviet impressionism and the severe style. In all styles the development, influence and manifestation of the style are discussed along with the work of specific artists that produced notable works. Illustrations of the notable works are included. The bibliography cites 69 sources.

Relations between the U.S. and the Islamic Republic of Iran

This 8 page paper describes the history of U.S.-Iran international relations and why Iran has come to distrust the United States. It considers the 1953 U.S. backed coup that overthrew the legally elected Mossadegh government; the Islamic Revolution; and the U.S. backing of Saddam Hussein. It also considers reasons why Iran is developing nuclear power. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Truman Doctrine And Foreign Relations

A 6 page paper that begins with a brief summary of the Truman Doctrine and why it was adopted. Post Cold War foreign relations between the U.S. and Turkey are discussed, current relations with Turkey and with China are discussed. The writer discusses the differences in those relations and how the U.S. has changed it foreign relations over the last two decades. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Impact Of The Cold War Upon American Society And Culture

7 pages in length. As the Cold War reached its climactic end, it caused many people to wonder if this was the point in history where the Russians had learned to accept and support American foreign policy goals and policies. It was hoped that with the war's end, conflict between the two superpowers would not only cease but also instigate the beginning of friendly relations, as well as a more universal acceptance of religion. The writer discusses social and cultural changes the Cold War brought to the United States. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

The Reporting of The Three Mile Island Accident

This 7 page paper looks back at news reporting in 1979, shortly after the disaster. Various types of print media are evaluated. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Avi Shlaim's "War And Peace In The Middle East: A Concise History": Consequences Of Post-War Settlement

5 pages in length. According to Avi Shlaim's "War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History," ignorance of human rights and a tendency toward political oppression were the consequences of the post-war settlement of 1918-1922, clearly reflecting the consequential elements of imperialism for American policy in the Middle East. At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States was on the verge of becoming one of the world's most important imperial powers. The combination of public pressure, foreign policy elite and agricultural/industrial capitalism clearly signaled a massive global change of significant proportions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.