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The hegemon's alliance security dilemma : US accommodation with Japan and the ROK from 1994 to 2004

Akutsu, Hiroyasu


According to the logic of the offensive realism paradigm, the contemprary hegemon, the United States of America (US), ought to be coercing its junior allies to conform with the US security policies so that the US will retain its relative power in the international system. However, in dealing with the nuclear and conventional threats posed by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from 1994 to 2004, the US has showed more accommodation than coercion towards its junior allies, Japan and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-06-14
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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