Cuban missile crisis : how far do allison's models explain the Soviet insertion of nuclear missles into Cuba in 1962?
Wong, Tze Yung.
Date of Issue2006
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
In Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis (1971), Graham T. Allison posits three 'conceptual lenses' by which American and Soviet foreign policy decisions can be understood - the Rational Actor Model (M1), the Organizational Processes Model (M2) and the Governmental Politics Model (M3). This dissertation focuses on the Soviet decision to place nuclear missiles on Cuba, and does so by examining the ability of the models in accounting for Soviet behaviour, in light of new evidence and recent information provided by a variety of primary and secondary sources.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Military and naval science::Strategy
Nanyang Technological University