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

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2014
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.
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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.