"The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis: War, Power, and Negotiation" is a collaborative effort by a team of experts in the fields of political science, international relations, military history, and Cold War studies, providing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary analysis of one of the most defining moments of the Cold War. Through a combination of primary source research, scholarly analysis, and firsthand accounts from those who lived through the crisis, this book offers a fresh and nuanced perspective on the Cuban Missile Crisis.
It delves into the complexities and scope of the event, exploring the various factors that contributed to the crisis, the key individuals involved, the diplomatic and military strategies employed, and the impact of the crisis on international relations and nuclear arms control efforts. With a focus on war, power, and negotiation, this book explores how the crisis was navigated by multiple actors, including the United States, the Soviet Union, Cuba, and various other countries and international organizations. It also considers the wide range of issues that were at play, including nuclear weapons, diplomacy, military strategy, intelligence, and propaganda.
Through the use of a range of research methods and approaches, including archival research, oral history interviews, statistical analysis, and comparative case studies, the contributors to this book provide a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the crisis. With a shared commitment to understanding this pivotal moment in world history, this book serves as a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, and anyone interested in the politics and diplomacy of the Cold War era and the lessons that can be drawn from the Cuban Missile Crisis for contemporary international relations.