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Gurtov, Melvin

Overview
Works: 67 works in 335 publications in 4 languages and 9,752 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E744, 327.73
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Most widely held works about Melvin Gurtov
 
Most widely held works by Melvin Gurtov
Global politics in the human interest by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fourth edition of Global Politics has been revised to reflect the threats and opportunities posed by the changing world order, and provides facts and figures current through mid-1998. The use of a Global-Humanist framework to address four interrelated problems - human rights violations, war and armaments, sustainable development, and environmental destruction - remains a key feature of the book, which retains its practical bent, conveying how global politics affects the quality and content of people's lives."--Jacket
The first Vietnam crisis; Chinese Communist strategy and United States involvement, 1953-1954 by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

33 editions published between 1954 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China and Southeast Asia--the politics of survival; a study of foreign policy interaction by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States against the Third World; antinationalism and intervention by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southeast Asia tomorrow; problems and prospects for US policy by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of U.S. security interests in Southeast Asia over the next decade. The region is one of great instability and heterogeneity, and all Southeast Asia nations are in political and social transition. The expression of nationalism in neutral, leftist, or rightist directions, depends more on practical considerations than on doctrinal loyalties. The U.S. cannot expect to more than marginally influence these nations' political development. To adapt to these realities, and to enhance our flexibility in responding to changing conditions, the U.S. should adopt a posture toward Southeast Asia that upholds existing commitments but avoids further direct involvement. In the case of Taiwan, for example, we should slowly move toward a variant of the 'two Chinas' solution. American withdrawal from Vietnam should be accompanied by assurances of continuing interest in the region and commitment to existing obligations. Widespread accommodation to communism by Southeast Asian nations is unlikely
Superpower on crusade : the Bush doctrine in US foreign policy by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With its emphasis on unilateralism, preemptive attack, and regime change, US foreign policy under George W. Bush continues the long-standing US quest for primacy - but with some radical departures from previous approaches
The roots of failure : United States policy in the Third World by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China under threat : the politics of strategy and diplomacy by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southeast Asia under the new balance of power by Sudershan Chawla( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's security : the new roles of the military by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Transformation of socialism : perestroika and reform in the Soviet Union and China( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will this be China's century? : a skeptic's view by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confronting the Bush doctrine : critical views from the Asia-Pacific( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on vital issues including terrorism, missile defense, and nuclear proliferation, analysts from eight countries examine the strategic implications of the Bush foreign policy, and the governmental and public responses in their individual countries." "Confronting the Bush Doctrine is the first book to take on the vitally important task of analyzing how the Asia-Pacific region sees and evaluates what the United States is doing. With contributions from an outstanding group of scholars, many of whom are based in the region, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource to all students and scholars of American and Asian politics."--Jacket
Pacific Asia? : prospects for security and cooperation in East Asia by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizing human and environmental security over traditional power politics, Mel Gurtov offers a provocative reinterpretation of security in the Asia-Pacific region. The author questions a number of prevailing assumptions, such as the China threat, a U.S.-centered balance of power, and the necessity of a greater Japanese security role. He argues instead for a cooperative framework for future security that focuses on people's basic needs, is sensitive to Asian nationalism, and gradually replaces military power with developmental priorities. With its concise appraisals of the security policies
The purge of Lo Jui-chʻing: the politics of Chinese strategic planning by Harry Harding( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By purging Lo Jui-ch'ing, Chief of Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), in December 1965, the Maoists were able to eliminate a politician whose opposition to Mao was suggested by his persistent, public dissent on basic strategic and domestic politics. The report presents an explanation of Lo's purge by linking the documents of the Vietnam debate and the revelations of internal politics during the Cultural Revolution. Implications for present and future Chinese policymaking are discussed. (Author)
Problems and prospects of United States policy in Southeast Asia by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viet Cong cadres and the cadre system : a study of the main and local forces by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike previous Memorandums on the Viet Cong cadres, this study focuses on the nature of the cadre system and the ways in which it operated in main and local force units of III and IV Corps through 1966 to ensure maximum performance of high- and low-ranking military leaders. Based primarily on 63 interviews conducted by the RAND field team in South Vietnam, and augmented by captured documents and other interrogation reports, the study seeks to shed light on some of the reasons why many cadres were effective servants of the system despite the Front's failure to fulfill its ambition of national 'liberation' and despite an intensification of the war
Southeast Asia in transition : regional and international politics( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foreign ministry and foreign affairs in China's "cultural revolution" by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

7 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An assessment is made of the impact of China's Cultural Revolution on her Ministry of Foreign Affairs, foreign relations, and foreign policy. In 1966-67, China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs came under attack by Red Guard organizations determined to carry the Cultural Revolution into the foreign affairs system. Opposing the Mao inspired radicals, Foreign Minister Ch'en Yi sent work teams into ministry-related institutions to protect them from harassment. This adament resistance resulted in an investigation of Ch'en, a demand of public self-criticism, and the establishment of Red Guard liaison stations within the ministry to oversee its work. The Revolution's ebb and flow, however enabled Ch'en to maintain his position as minister and to mediate between conservative and rebel elements. Reaching peak power in August 1967, the radicals rapidly lost favor, probably due to their disregard of authority and the fact that Mao's purpose--to hold the Foreign Minister's influence in check--had been achieved. Thus Ch'en emerged the victor, but at the price of weakened authority, prestige, and health. Although Peking's foreign relations have undoubtedly been undermined, the conflict does not seem to have concerned substantive issues and China's foreign policy has returned to a diplomacy of relative moderation
The war in the Delta : views from three Viet Cong battalions by Melvin Gurtov( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study focuses on VC regular-force battalions 261, 263, and 514. It suggests that the fragmented structure and compartmentalization characteristic of such units, together with a pervasive control and surveillance system, may have been the main supports of cohesion in the ranks despite highly adverse developments which, under a different military system, might have prompted widespread demoralization
 
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Gurtov, Mel.

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The first Vietnam crisis; Chinese Communist strategy and United States involvement, 1953-1954Superpower on crusade : the Bush doctrine in US foreign policyThe roots of failure : United States policy in the Third WorldChina's security : the new roles of the militaryConfronting the Bush doctrine : critical views from the Asia-PacificPacific Asia? : prospects for security and cooperation in East Asia