Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Strategies of Inhibition: U.S. Grand Strategy, the Nuclear Revolution, and Nonproliferation

| Summer 2015

Summary

Most histories of post-1945 U.S. grand strategy focus on containment of the Soviet Union and U.S. efforts to promote political and economic liberalization. A closer look reveals that "strategies of inhibition"—attempts to control nuclear proliferation—have been a third central pillar of U.S. grand strategy for several decades.

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For Academic Citation: Gavin, Francis J.. Strategies of Inhibition: U.S. Grand Strategy, the Nuclear Revolution, and Nonproliferation.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 40. no. 1. (Summer 2015):
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