This is a paper that focuses on the Cold War mainstream theoretical perspectives discussion. The paper also provides the outline to use in the assignment paper.
The Cold War mainstream theoretical perspectives discussion
For this assignment, please write a 1-2 page (double-spaced) five paragraph essay on the COLD WAR. Be sure to apply at least one theoretical perspective to it, to articulate the level(s) of analysis you’re using and to demonstrate your understanding of at least five international relations terms.
In your introductory paragraph, introduce the war, theoretical perspective, level(s) of analysis and terms you’re going to discuss. End the paragraph with your thesis statement, which is about what you have to say about the topic. In paragraph 2, talk about the first point from your thesis statement and in paragraph 3 talk about the second point from your thesis statement. In paragraph 4, talk about your third point and in paragraph 5 conclude with a wrap up of your analysis.
1. Paragraph 1: Introduction – ends with thesis statement (Introduce the war, theoretical perspective, level of analysis, and key terms, create a thesis statement with three supporting reasons)
2. Paragraph 2: Talk about the first point from your thesis statement (reason 1 in the thesis – include discussion of theory, level of analysis a key term or so)
3. Paragraph 3: Talk about the second point from your thesis statement (reason 2 in the thesis – talk about how theory applies, level of analysis, a different key term or so)
4. Paragraph 4: Talk about the third point from your thesis statement. (reason 3 in the thesis, talk about how theory applies, level of analysis, the final key terms)
5. Paragraph 5: Conclusion and final insights. (Wrap up everything)
Three mainstream theoretical perspectives to use: realism, liberalism.
Key International relations terms: (three levels of analysis: Systemic, State, and Individual)
Discuss the following with reference to the COLD WAR and Post COLD WAR
Firstly, arms race an arms race is where states increase their arsenal of weapons in response to increases by other states.
Secondly, mutually assured destruction (MAD) Mutually assured destruction (MAD) is a strategic military doctrine which holds that the complete use of nuclear weapons by at least two opposing states would result in the complete annihilation of each side.
Thirdly, nuclear arms race the nuclear arms race was specifically for nuclear weapons.
Lastly, nuclear proliferation nuclear proliferation which refers to states that incurred nuclear weapons after the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).