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William Welch

Bio: William Welch is an academic researcher. The author has contributed to research in topics: Containment (computer programming). The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 4 citations.

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TL;DR: The main goal of this paper is to explain the need for geopolitics and how it influenced the decision making of various statesmen throughout political history as mentioned in this paper, and to explain how containment worked as a grand strategy during the Cold War, its objectives, methods of applications and most importantly how does containment work in our contemporary world and is it viable as a strategy for achieving foreign policy goals.
Abstract: The main goal of this paper is to explain the need for geopolitics and how it influenced the decision making of various statesmen throughout political history. Since ancient times, geopolitical conditions have determined the courses and strategies of various civilizations driving them into conflict or allowing them to prosper. In the 19 th century geopolitics became a necessary knowledge for statesmen, politicians and leaders who wished to engage into a turbulent arena of world politics. For them the geopolitics provided awareness and information about other world players, about their assets and liabilities, strengths and weaknesses. Following the rules of geopolitics grand strategies have been designed. The grand strategy of containment marked an entire epoch in modern human history. Employed by the US, containment was aimed against the Soviet Union in order to curb its expansion and to sustain the balance of power. Although successful, after its initial objective took a new shape of statehood, containment as a strategy had a rough time adjusting to the new world order. First section of the article will be dedicated to the development of geopolitics and how it influenced the states and their foreign policy decision making. In the second part of the article there will be an attempt to explain how containment worked as a grand strategy during the Cold War, its objectives, methods of applications and most importantly how does containment work in our contemporary world and is it viable as a strategy for achieving foreign policy goals?

2 citations

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01 Mar 1973
TL;DR: Arora and Arora as mentioned in this paper described the India's China War as "a question of fact whether this village or that village or this little strip of territory is on their side or on our side". But where national prestige and self-respect is involved, it is not the two miles of territory, but the nation's dignity and selfrespect that becomes involved.
Abstract: INDIA'S CHINA WAR Now, it is a question of fact whether this village or that village or this little strip of territory is on their side or on our side. Normally, wherever these are relatively petty disputes, well, it does seem rather absurd for two great countries... immediately to rush at each other's throats to decide whether two miles of territory are on this side or on that side, and especially two miles of territory in the high mountains, where nobody lives. But where national prestige and dignity is involved, it is not the two miles of territory, it is the nation's dignity and self-respect that becomes involved. And therefore this happens. Jawaharlal Nehru, Lok Sabha, September 4th, 1959 Natraj Publishers Dehradun 4 © 1970 by Neville Maxwell First Published -1970 This Edition 1997 ISPN 81-85019-67-3 Published by Mrs. Veena Arora, For Natraj Publishers, Publications Division, Dehra Dun and Printed at Gayatri Offset Press, New Delhi. 5

2 citations