Continuity and change of the US missile defense strategy in the post-cold war era /

Dönmez, Samet
The thesis seeks to chart the continuity and change of the U.S ballistic missile defense strategy in the Post-Cold War Era. It attempts to portray the cycles of confrontationist approach and retreat or compromise on BMD from George W. Bush era to Obama presidency in the light of modifications made on Bush proposed plan, which offered to deploy Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) systems in Poland and Czech Republic, by Obama administration. This thesis tries to depict the reasons and motives beyond the modification of the Bush proposed BMD plans by Obama administration. It is argued that Obama administration has modified the plans mainly because of getting the Russian Federation‟s cooperation against Iran‟s nuclear program. While arguing the reasons and motives beyond the revision in the plans, hegemonic stability theory gives the clear insights to understand the modification and U.S BMD strategies.


A Systemic analysis of the cold war and Turkey‘s postwar drive to the west /
Akdan, Tolgahan; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2014)
This thesis attempts to account for the primary dynamics behind Turkey’s postwar drive to the West. It offers a conceptualization of the Cold War as an inter-systemic conflict, which then enables this study to integrate the geopolitical relations between Turkey and the Soviet Union in a systemic framework. In this regard, it suggests that the geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union and Turkey should be conceived of not as an “ontologically autonomous” ahistorical geopolitical tension but rather as a d...
Political and security dimensions of the U.S. ballistic missile defense
Sağ, Hakkı Burak; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2003)
This thesis analyzes the political and security dimensions of the U.S. ballistic missile defense. The development and deployment of missile defenses are examined within the context of the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, the technical feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed system to counter the missiles launched by the states of concern and the fundamental concerns and official policies of Russia, China and some European NATO members that turn out to be key actors in the controversial missil...
Alliance trajectories of the Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus: a neoclassical realist analysis
Yavuz, Burcu; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2015)
Drawing on the observation that post-communist states in Central and Eastern Europe, having been Warsaw Pact members during the Cold War, made different alliance decisions in the post-Cold War period, this dissertation scrutinizes the reasons for the diversity in the alliance trajectories of post-communist states. The analysis is structured on the cases of the Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine and Belarus, which have differed among themselves in terms of their alliance decisions. This study first addresses th...
Close encounters between Turkey and the US: American indirect influences on Turkey’s political and socio-cultural life during the 1950s
Yorgun, İbrahim; Akgün, Saadet Seçil; Department of History (2017)
This thesis analyzes indirect American influences on Turkey’s political and socio-cultural Iife during a period when major political changes as well as cultural wars were ignited by the two major world powers: the US and the USSR. This was also the time when the world order was shaped by the Cold War in which Turkey played a major role. The study, without mentioning too much political details related to the major events, also attempts to analyze in a historical context how Turkey was drifted away from her n...
The Limits of realist conception of security: examing the views of Campbell and Waever /
Seven, Elfesiya; Deveci, Cem; Department of Political Science and Public Administration (2015)
This thesis examines two different and contemporary theories which criticize the centrality of “security issues” in the re-establishment of the post-Cold War international order as one of the fundamental principles of the realist school. The views of David Campbell and Copenhagen Securitization School focus on the role of “the security issue” in the determination of the Cold War policies, and ask whether this security care lost its effects or not in the process of determination of foreign policies. Both of ...
Citation Formats
S. Dönmez, “Continuity and change of the US missile defense strategy in the post-cold war era /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.