By Ruike Xu
This ebook seeks to demystify the patience of the Anglo-American specified dating (AASR) within the post-Cold warfare period via developing a brand new conception of alliance patience. This concept of alliance endurance not just has improved explanatory strength than the fundamental version of pursuits and sentiments, but in addition opens a brand new approach for realizing what elements have avoided the AASR from collapsing. This cutting edge new quantity fills the distance in AASR literature by way of concentrating on the real function of institutionalization in maintaining the AASR, an element that has been considerably ignored in latest educational study.
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More importantly, this book constructs a new theory of alliance persistence by drawing on insights from current alliance theories. This new theory of alliance persistence, though far from perfect, has stronger explanatory power than the predominant model of interests and sentiments. It also opens a new way for understanding what factors have prevented the AASR from collapsing. It is noteworthy that this book fills the gap in the literature of Anglo-American relations by focusing on the important role of institutionalisation in a single chapter.
However, the AASR does not persist automatically. The UK has to play a larger role than the US to keep its AASR alive. After all, the UK needs more help from the US than the other way around. Hence, the UK should maintain its willingness to pay the political and material price in order to stay close to Washington (Eberle 1986, p. 201). 75–77), the UK also should make efforts to maintain the institutionalised Anglo-American interconnection and interdependence and adapt its foreign policies to the changing international context or changing American foreign policy goals.
This school is sceptical about the real existence of the special relationship and it insists that the terminal decline is the special relationship’s inescapable destiny. The demise of the Soviet Union and the Bosnian War in the early 1990s heralded the terminal death of the AASR in the post-Cold War era. 752), “If the evangelical war was the Second World War, and the hair-shirt Munich, the functional war was the Cold War, and the hair- shirt Berlin. The terminal war was the Bosnian War, and the hair-shirt Sarajevo”.
Alliance Persistence within the Anglo-American Special Relationship: The Post-Cold War Era by Ruike Xu