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Reagan's America, Soviet Russia and the End of the Global Cold War: Analysis of the Evolution of the American Grand Strategy in the 1980s of the 20th Century from the Point of View of the "National Security Approach"
Křiklán, Jan ; Soukup, Jaromír (advisor) ; Jeřábek, Martin (referee)
The aim of this work will be to analyze the final phase of the Cold War. The 1980s was an extraordinary period for anyone interested in the history of the Cold War. Not only did the Cold War end or bring their final stages, but even before the 1980s, with a similarly almost unprecedented limitation of tensions between the two major players in the East-West conflict, the US and the Soviet Union. In my diploma thesis I will analyze the basic premises of the "triumphalistic" and "revisionist" schools of the Cold War. Diploma thesis from the concept of "national security approach". The conclusion of the work is that Ronal Reagan has had an impact on the end of the study wars and thus does not apply the conclusions of the "revisionist" school. However, there are no conclusions that apply only to cases where only diplomatic and compromise measures are involved.
Media coverage of Korean war by the journal Rudé právo
Chrenčík, Roman ; Köpplová, Barbara (advisor) ; Končelík, Jakub (referee)
This Diploma thesis deals with the media coverage of the Korean war in the Rudé právo daily, in that period the official newspaper of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. Its main goal is to ascertain the rate of influence of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, of rigorous censorship of the regime and Soviet Union dictatorship upon informing about events of the Korean war, which was the first conflict ever where the United Nations army, consisting of several states, was fighting together. For this purpose, by studying secondary resources I am first of all describing conditions leading to the war and determining the most important events of the war, including for instance landing of the United Nations forces in Incheon, China involvement or distinct phases of armistice negotiations. The crucial part of this thesis is the portrayal of these events in the newspaper, including monitoring of tens of issues between late May 1950 and early October 1950. Regarding the facts ascertained by that time I am switching to five days cycles of newspaper monitoring, which has by the end proven to be absolutely sufficient for creating a comprehensive image.
The United States and Russia: The Return of the Cold War?
Levý, Jakub ; Hornát, Jan (advisor) ; Litera, Bohuslav (referee)
This bachelor thesis addresses current subject of tense and conflicted relations between the United States and the Russian Federation, which are the worst since the end of the Cold War and are remiscent of that confrontational time period. The state of relations has deteriorated in particular since the events in Ukraine in 2014 and most recently demonstrated by reciprocal suspension of Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty from February 2019. The main aim of this thesis is therefore the attempt to answer the question whether the current relations between these powers can really be characterized as a return of the Cold War. And since the Cold War is not only an abstract concept, but also had some specific features (causes, its own characteristics and a certain balance of power), this bachelor thesis, in order to answer the above question in the form of a complex comparison, first analyzes these features and then applies them to the present period.
The Labour Party and the Transformation of the British Foreign Policy at the Beginning of the Cold War
Bednářová, Karolína ; Soukup, Jaromír (advisor) ; Kučera, Tomáš (referee)
In this work I deal with the fact how the British Labour Party, under the rule of C. Attlee, formulated the foreign policy of Great Britain in 1945-1951. My work explores whether and how Labour's foreign policy changed at the beginning of the Cold War versus the Conservatives in the 1930's. At the same time, my work focuses on the Labour Party and its victory in the 1945 elections. I examine the issue by comparative method, when I compare how the foreign policy of Great Britain was formed during the 1930s and 1940s. In particular, the thesis compares relations with the United States and the Soviet Union, as it was the two strongest world powers of the time, and the entire Cold War was conducted between them. At work, I conclude that foreign policy and relations with the US and the USSR did not change at the beginning of the Cold War. We can see a few differences in Labour access compared to the Conservatives, but the UK government continued its foreign policy, which already gave a rise and direction to the Conservative Party in the second half of the 1930's.
US-Russia Relations and the Mass Media: The Representation of Vladimir Putin in the American Media
Alikina, Valeriia ; Karásek, Tomáš (advisor) ; Ditrych, Ondřej (referee)
Russian-American Relations and the Mass Media Securitization of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in the American Press by Valeriia Alikina This thesis is focused on two issues relevant to Security Studies and Political Science: relations between the Russian Federation and the United States of America, which are currently experiencing yet another decline, and problematics of political journalism. It reviews the process of securitization of Russia through speech acts in the mass media of its historical opponent, the United States. First, the thesis provides a theoretical framework, securitization theory, introducing its main principles. To prove that the process of securitization indeed occurs, the method of discourse analysis is employed. The third chapter provides background information on the relations between the Soviet Union/Russia and the United States since the end of the World War II; this information is completed by the role mass media had in their affairs. The next chapter frames the issue of propaganda, elaborating on the meaning behind this concept, the "fake news" narrative, and the idealistic idea of media objectivity. In the fifth chapter, the case study, two processes of securitization are reviewed. The first one is the American mainstream media, namely ​The New York Times​ and ​The...
Nuclear weapons in coercive diplomacy
Řehák, Matěj ; Bříza, Vlastislav (advisor) ; Ludvík, Jan (referee)
Since the creation and first use during the Second world war, nuclear weapons have become very effective means of power in international relations. Because of realization of their huge destructive force, they have become to be an political tool of mutual deterrence during the cold war among both world great powers of that time - USSR and USA. There is same situation in today's world, when nuclear weapons are even better and they are spreaded among other countries. They become to be important element of strategic thinking and play crucial role in coercive diplomacy, where they operate especially as manipulative tool of achieving the desired goal. Even though this tactic seems to be very effective, there are some considerable risks and disadvantages. In coercive diplomacy, we distinguish deterrent strategy and compellent strategy and because of dissimilarity between these two concepts, the role od nuclear weapons differs, which i salso pointe dout by some of the experts, who are interested in this topic. To be able to evaluate effectivness of nuclear weapons in coercive diplomacy, we need to point out these differnces and demonstrate them on related historical events.
Ročeň, František ; Tumis, Stanislav (advisor) ; Stellner, František (referee)
The work focuses on the issue of revisionism of Soviet history in Anglo-Saxon historiography. The aim is to analyze the causes and circumstances of Revizionism, its origins and the character of the dispute between revisionist and totalitarianist interpretation of Soviet history. It also deals with the question of whether one of the interpretations has achieved dominance in its field. Key Words Revisionism, totalitarism, historiography, Cold War, Soviet Union
Couriers of the western intelligence services in years 1948 - 1955: Social context, motivations, dilemmas
Limberský, Jan ; Spurný, Matěj (advisor) ; Rákosník, Jakub (referee)
This bachelor thesis aims to find the prerequisites and motivation of Western couriers as a social group, it tries to see these couriers in the context of the Cold War and Czechoslovak history. This attempt is achieved through the interrogation protocols of the Czechoslovak secret police organization State Security. Key words courier, intelligence services, cold war, Czechoslovakia, fifties, state socialism.
Picture of the political East in the caricature in the French magazine Le Cannard enchîné in 1945-1970
Walsh, Diana ; Štoll, Martin (advisor) ; Bednařík, Petr (referee)
This diploma thesis focuses on the analysis of caricatures with a theme of the Eastern block in French satirical weekly magazine Le Canard enchaîné in 1945-1970. By the Eastern block, we understand the Soviet Union and its associated socialistic countries. The thesis is anchored in the theoretical part by historical context of the history of the eastern countries, as well as by the development of analysed weekly magazine on the background of the history of France, by the formulation of the concepts of caricature and satire, including important authors, and the research methods themselves. Triangulation, in this case the combination of quantitative content analysis and semiotic analysis, aims to analyse individual caricatures with the theme of the East and its individual countries. The analysed periods are divided into two sections, due to the availability of materials, namely 1945-1948 and 1968-1970.
Analysis of Ronald Reagan's foreign policy
Horňák, Jakub ; Veselý, Zdeněk (advisor) ; Eichler, Jan (referee)
Even though the Cold War ended almost 30 years ago, it has been one the most discussed phenomenon not only among IR scholars but also within the public. The whole Cold War discourse addresses many controversial question and who ended the Cold War is one of these questions. Basically, there are two schools of thought, one of which gives the credit to General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and his reform policies. The second one perceives the US President Ronald Reagan and his unapologetic foreign policy as the most decisive factor in the End of the Cold War. By employing the methodology of analysis, this thesis aims to assess the impact of Ronald Reagan and his foreign policy on the End of the Cold War. This thesis tests the hypothesis that Ronald Reagan and his foreign policy were the most decisive factor in the End of the Cold War.

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