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Type of publication: Recenzija kitose duomenų bazėse / Review in other databases (C4)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Molis, Arūnas
Title: Recenzija
Is part of: Baltic security and defence review. Tartu, Estonia : Baltic defence college, Vol. 10, 2008
Extent: p. 254-259
Reviewed work: Recenzuojamas kūrinys: Dahl, Ann-Sofie US policy in the Nordic Baltic region Stockholm: Santerus Academic Press, 2008
Date: 2008
Keywords: Review;Dahl, Ann-Sofie;Nordic Baltic region
Abstract: The United States is the hegemon of the international system: it dominates in the oceans, controls Eurasian coasts and has one of the most powerful economies in the world. In other words, the US controls all the major economic and political events in the twenty-first century. It took more than fifty years for America to create such dominance. It started with “having interest” in many parts of the world after the Second World War. Main aim of becoming “global” was to prevent any other state from dominating over the strategically important regions. However, the USSR established a zone of influence in Eastern Europe and thus became the biggest source of threat for the United States. The United States employed a system of military alliances in response. According to P.Taylor, “if the USSR is a fortress, then the best way to deal with it is to surround and seal it”. NATO in Europe, CENTO in West Asia, SEATO in East Asia – these are only few examples of Washington’s efforts to set the limits of Soviet global expansion. Such policy of “containment” succeeded: America became the only superpower after the Cold War. Countries of Central and Northern Europe played an important role in this regard.[...]
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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