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Grand Strategy Section 3: Trubowitz Applied to Nixon

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Geopolitical Slack: scarce Domestic Coalition Preferences: butter   When a state is challenged by a strong foreign rival, and has a potential for a sudden adverse shift in geopolitical status, this is seen as SCARCE GEOPOLITICAL SLACK. When a leader’s coalition is not in support of expanding its influence abroad, but prefers to develop domestically, … Continue reading Grand Strategy Section 3: Trubowitz Applied to Nixon

Grand Strategy Section 1: Nixon and Geopolitical Slack

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The Nixon administration (1969-1974) was situated in the midst of a shifting time in geopolitics. On the one hand, the US and the USSR had been in a long-term global stalemate, each serving as the dual heads of a bipolar system. The two had acted as not only global competitors, but as major ideological opponents … Continue reading Grand Strategy Section 1: Nixon and Geopolitical Slack