Lost in the furor over what Moscow did or did not do, and what effects it did or did not have, is the broader question of what this incident says about Russian intentions and aims. Just how unusual was it for great powers to interfere in a democracy’s electoral processes, and just how outraged should Americans be by the alleged activities?
The United States is the leader in foreign arms sales, dominating a multibillion dollar global market. Advocates of U.S. arms sales argue these deals secure U.S. allies and influence abroad, while critics charge U.S. military transfers contribute to destructive and destabilizing regional arms races. This seminar will analyze the different approaches of the Nixon, Ford, and Carter administrations to arms sales to wealthy petrodollar states during the 1970s, a transformational period in the global foreign arms trade.
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.