By Ruike Xu

ISBN-10: 3319496182

ISBN-13: 9783319496184

ISBN-10: 3319496190

ISBN-13: 9783319496191

This e-book seeks to demystify the endurance of the Anglo-American distinctive courting (AASR) within the post-Cold warfare period through developing a brand new concept of alliance endurance. This thought of alliance endurance not just has more suitable explanatory strength than the fundamental version of pursuits and sentiments, but in addition opens a brand new method for knowing what elements have avoided the AASR from collapsing. This cutting edge new quantity fills the distance in AASR literature through concentrating on the $64000 position of institutionalization in maintaining the AASR, an element that has been considerably missed in current educational examine.

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The exceptional nature of the AASR is in itself a product of the particular mix of these factors (Baylis 1984, p. xviii).  167). In the eyes of cautious optimists, sentiments are at least as important as interests in shaping the destiny of the AASR. In his book published in 1995, Dobson argues that common interests and common sentiments thrive in a mutually supportive manner, thus giving rise to good habits of cooperation in Anglo-American intelligence, nuclear and conventional defence cooperation and common threat perceptions in a host of crises.

127), or in Kimball’s smart words, “the dean of AASR sceptics” (Kimball 2005, p. 1). He has been highly sceptical about the existence of the special relationship in the post-Cold War era.  751–752).  756).  751).  759). Danchev reiterates his previous pessimistic outlook on the special relationship in his article published in 2010. In the early years of the twenty-first century, there has still been, as he asserts, no reciprocity between the UK and the US.  855). Danchev underestimates the UK’s utility to the US in terms of hard power (military power and economic power).

According to the BOT alliance theory, states join an alliance in order to cope with the most dangerous threats, not invariably the most powerful state (Walt 1987).  106). The fundamental difference between the BOP alliance theory and the BOT alliance theory is that the latter claims that the biggest power does not necessarily represent the biggest threat.  21–26). Schweller proposes the BOI alliance theory. According to the BOI alliance theory, the principal motivation for states to enter into an alliance is to optimise their interests (Schweller 1994).

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