Houseful Foreign Policy | ‘I Wish We Had One of Them Doomsday Machines’

One’s training in international relations is considered incomplete without the mandatory viewing of Dr Strangelove (1964). A black comedy about nuclear conflict between the United States of America and the Soviet Union, the film is often used as diving-board to launch into understanding the nuances of deterrence, mutually assured destruction (MAD), and civil-military relations, besides the obvious lesson in the history of the Cold War (1947-91).

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