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Reliability and Alliance Politics: Interdependence and America’s Asian Alliance System

Henry, Iain Donald


Throughout the Cold War, US officials feared that Washington’s disloyalty to one ally would automatically cause other allies to doubt America’s security reliability. These doubts could prompt allies to adopt policies of neutrality, or even defect to the Communist bloc. This dissertation challenges the conventional wisdom—that alliance interdependence is underpinned by loyalty—by proposing the “alliance audience effect”. The alliance audience effect framework...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7239ce4bbc1
Embargoed until: 2023-11-13


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