By Ruike Xu
This e-book seeks to demystify the endurance of the Anglo-American distinct dating (AASR) within the post-Cold battle period through developing a brand new concept of alliance endurance. This concept of alliance patience not just has more desirable explanatory energy than the essential version of pursuits and sentiments, but in addition opens a brand new approach for realizing what components have avoided the AASR from collapsing. This cutting edge new quantity fills the space in AASR literature by way of concentrating on the $64000 function of institutionalization in maintaining the AASR, an element that has been considerably ignored in latest educational examine.
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New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc; Raymond, R. (2009) Anglo-American Economic and Business Relationships: British Perspective. In J. ) US–UK Relations at the Start of the 21st Century (pp. 33–40). New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. 1 Introduction The AASR was born in the Second World War, matured in the Cold War and has persisted since the end of the Cold War. It is a rare phenomenon in international relations, where most alliances are short-lived, that as an alliance, the AASR not only has managed to survive more than 70 years, but also has succeeded in keeping its vitality.
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).
The first factor is utility. Utility indicates the degree of usefulness of a potential ally to a state in helping ease its anxiety which is also shared by this potential ally. The second factor is reliability. States care about whether this potential ally is reliable to cooperate with. Utility and reliability are two main elements in influencing alliance formation accordingly. They also remain crucial in influencing alliance persistence. Only when a state remains convinced that its allies still possess desirable utility and reliability can it be willing to continue to stay in an alliance.