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Introduction

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines the alliance dynamics of Cold War East Asia during the period 1949–1969, arguing that disunity, lack of coordination, and intra-alliance rivalry increased both the chance that ... More


The Fall and Revival of Coercive Diplomacy: Security Partnerships and Sino-American Security Relations, 1972–2009

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how, in the post-Cold War era, the United States' alignment with Taiwan and alliance with Japan again have figured prominently among issues affecting U.S.-China security ... More


Conclusion

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter reviews the historical and theoretical lessons highlighted by the book. It shows how disorganization and discord in alliance politics has made the maintenance of peace through coercive ... More


Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Thomas J. Christensen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In brute-force struggles for survival, such as the two world wars, disorganization and divisions within an enemy alliance are to one's own advantage. However, most international security politics ... More


Alliance Problems, Signaling, and Escalation of Asian Conflict

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines two intrawar deterrence failures in Korea in late summer and fall 1950, both of which were related to alliance politics. It shows that lack of coordination and mistrust in the ... More


The United States and China in Northeast Asia: Third-Party Coercion and Alliance Relations

Robert S. Ross

in Strategic Adjustment and the Rise of China: Power and Politics in East Asia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501709180
eISBN:
9781501712777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501709180.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines alliance dynamics in U.S.–China relations in Northeast Asia. It analyzes how each nation has used third-party coercive diplomacy to compel the other to restrain its allies' ... More


Growing Pains: Alliance Formation and the Road to Conflict in Korea

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how problems and politics in the nascent alliances and alignments in both the communist and anticommunist camps affected security relations between the two camps in the first ... More


Introduction

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why do states frequently reject coercive threats from more powerful opponents? This introductory chapter begins by outlining the explanations in the existing literature for failures of coercive ... More


From Escalation in Vietnam to Sino-American Rapprochement, 1964–72

Thomas J. Christensen

in Worse Than a Monolith: Alliance Politics and Problems of Coercive Diplomacy in Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142609
eISBN:
9781400838813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142609.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines how Sino-Soviet tensions served the United States' regional and global interests and facilitated rapprochement between Washington and Beijing during the period 1964–1972. The ... More


The Gulf Conflict, 1990–1

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 explores Saddam Hussein’s choice behavior in the Gulf conflict in 1990–1. The logic of affect demonstrates that the Iraqi ruler’s refusal to comply with the US demand to recall his troops ... More


Conclusion

Phil Haun

in Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter summarizes the book’s main argument that the United States, because of its power advantage, has an incentive to make large coercive demands of weak states that if conceded threaten the ... More


Conclusion

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The concluding chapter starts out by assessing the explanatory power of the logic of affect. It suggests that the model was able to illuminate decisions that were difficult to comprehend from the ... More


Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Phil Haun

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book considers why with its tremendous military advantage the United States so often fails to coerce much weaker states. The answer frequently resides in the large asymmetry in power which ... More


Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Robin Markwica

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In coercive diplomacy, states threaten military action to persuade opponents to change their behavior. The goal is to achieve a target’s compliance without incurring the cost in blood and treasure of ... More


The Logic of Affect

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 2 develops the logic of affect, or emotional choice theory, as an alternative action model besides the traditional logics of consequences and appropriateness. Drawing on research in ... More


Information Institutions Matter!

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous four empirical chapters and spells out the implications of the information institution approach for international relations theory and foreign ... More


The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

Robin Markwica

in Emotional Choices: How the Logic of Affect Shapes Coercive Diplomacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198794349
eISBN:
9780191835858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 4 examines Nikita Khrushchev’s decision-making in the Cuban missile crisis. It posits that the logic of affect offers a more comprehensive explanation of the Soviet prime minister’s choice ... More


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