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Centralasiatisk Stormaktspolitik - USA och Sovjetunionen i Afghanistan

Sundman, Björn LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
My thesis is about the two wars in Afghanistan that the Soviet Union and the
United States has pursued. My aim is to use a theory of international relations,
offensive realism, and apply it to these two wars and try to explain why the two
superpowers have invaded and occupied Afghanistan. The main focus of the thesis
is to use the concept of balancing that the theory presents and to make sense of it
by using it in a concrete case of the cold war struggle and afterwards. I also look
at the strategic objectives of wealth that the theory lays out and I test it against the
United States and the Soviet Union's behavior in that region.
My conclusion is that the theory gives a good over all explanation to the two
wars carried out in... (More)
My thesis is about the two wars in Afghanistan that the Soviet Union and the
United States has pursued. My aim is to use a theory of international relations,
offensive realism, and apply it to these two wars and try to explain why the two
superpowers have invaded and occupied Afghanistan. The main focus of the thesis
is to use the concept of balancing that the theory presents and to make sense of it
by using it in a concrete case of the cold war struggle and afterwards. I also look
at the strategic objectives of wealth that the theory lays out and I test it against the
United States and the Soviet Union's behavior in that region.
My conclusion is that the theory gives a good over all explanation to the two
wars carried out in Afghanistan when the regional political context is considered.
Afghanistan is used by the two superpowers to balance against other states in the
region for strategic purposes. (Less)
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author
Sundman, Björn LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
offensive realism, balancing, Soviet Union, Afghanistan, United States
language
Swedish
id
1786422
date added to LUP
2011-02-28 10:26:12
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2011-02-28 10:26:12
@misc{1786422,
  abstract     = {My thesis is about the two wars in Afghanistan that the Soviet Union and the
United States has pursued. My aim is to use a theory of international relations,
offensive realism, and apply it to these two wars and try to explain why the two
superpowers have invaded and occupied Afghanistan. The main focus of the thesis
is to use the concept of balancing that the theory presents and to make sense of it
by using it in a concrete case of the cold war struggle and afterwards. I also look
at the strategic objectives of wealth that the theory lays out and I test it against the
United States and the Soviet Union's behavior in that region.
My conclusion is that the theory gives a good over all explanation to the two
wars carried out in Afghanistan when the regional political context is considered.
Afghanistan is used by the two superpowers to balance against other states in the
region for strategic purposes.},
  author       = {Sundman, Björn},
  keyword      = {offensive realism,balancing,Soviet Union,Afghanistan,United States},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Centralasiatisk Stormaktspolitik - USA och Sovjetunionen i Afghanistan},
  year         = {2010},
}