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American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry

Stéfanie von Hlatky


This book focuses on military cooperation between the United States and its allies in times of war and asks: why are allies so unpredictable? It shows that alliance demands related to military cooperation cannot always be fulfilled by democratic allies due to domestic political constraints. Additionally, concerns over military feasibility can further constrain governments in committing resources to war. Taking these constraints into account is key to explain the varying levels of military cooperation between democratic allies. This book also explains how American allies can turn down US reques ... More

Keywords: international relations, foreign policy, defence policy, military cooperation, Afghanistan War, Iraq War, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199673681
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stéfanie von Hlatky, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University