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Political and Military Bonds in the Italian State System, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries

Maria Nadia Covini

in War and Competition between States

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202141
eISBN:
9780191675188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter considers the Italian political system from the middle of the 13th to the beginning of the 16th centuries. It examines the political and military powers which operated on the peninsula ... More


Strategic Aspects of Fighting in Alliances

Kai A. Konrad

in The Economics of Conflict: Theory and Empirical Evidence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026895
eISBN:
9780262321976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026895.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter examines the scope for alliance formation in conflict, focusing on aspects and considerations in alliance formation that offset the strategic disadvantages. It considers (1) ... More


Introduction: Why are Allies so Unpredictable?

von Hlatky Stéfanie

in American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673681
eISBN:
9780191756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673681.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

How can secondary states hope to gain in the US global alliance network? Allies benefit from American extended deterrence but are sometimes called upon to make military contributions when the US ... More


The Fragility of Alliance Diplomacy

Paul Poast

in Arguing about Alliances: The Art of Agreement in Military-Pact Negotiations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740244
eISBN:
9781501740251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740244.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of alliance treaties. Alliance treaties are documents calling on the signatories to cooperate in responding with active military force to a ... More


The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War

Gregory D. Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450310
eISBN:
9780801464133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450310.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book examines the role that reputation plays in international politics, emphasizing the importance of reliability—confidence that, based on past political actions, a country will make good on ... More


In the American Era

Michael Doran

in Pan-Arabism Before Nasser: Egyptian Power Politics and the Palestine Question

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195123616
eISBN:
9780199854530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123616.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter follows Ismail Sidqi's successor, Mahmud Fahmi al-Nuqrashi, as he attempted to enlist the support of the United States in an effort to break Britain's grip on Egypt. The al-Nuqrashi ... More


Conclusion: Overcoming the Great Asymmetry

von Hlatky Stéfanie

in American Allies in Times of War: The Great Asymmetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199673681
eISBN:
9780191756207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673681.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter provides an overview of the book's main findings. It highlights the importance of domestic constraints in foreign policy decision making for democratic allies. Decisions on ... More


Yasue Norihiro, Inuzuka Koreshige, and Japan's Policy toward the Shanghai Jewish Refugees, December 1937–December 1939

Gao Bei

in Shanghai Sanctuary: Chinese and Japanese Policy toward European Jewish Refugees during World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199840908
eISBN:
9780199979820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199840908.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, European Modern History

Chapter Three elucidates how after Japan and Germany signed the Anti-Comintern Pact, and after Japan drove the Chinese Nationalists from Shanghai, the Japanese treated the Jewish refugees in China ... More


Pakistan

in Cutting the Fuse: The Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226645605
eISBN:
9780226645643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the groups responsible for suicide terrorism in Pakistan, including their objectives, state sponsorship, targeting patterns, local community support, and recruitment. It shows ... More


Unleashing the Dogs of War

Zara Steiner

in The Triumph of the Dark: European International History 1933-1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199676095
eISBN:
9780191804786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199676095.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Adolf Hitler's military action aimed at settling the ‘Polish question’ in the wake of the Anglo-French guarantees in March 1939. It considers Hitler's belief that Britain was ... More


The Cherokee War and Imperial Triumph

John T. Juricek

in Colonial Georgia and the Creeks: Anglo-Indian Diplomacy on the Southern Frontier, 17331763

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034683
eISBN:
9780813038582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034683.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the events which led to the confrontation between English and the French and the Cherokee combined. It also takes into account the outcome of the realization of the Creeks of ... More


The Mayfield Convention

Berry Craig

in Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Purchase disdain for neutrality led some citizens to call for a military alliance with Tennessee or for regional secession and the formation of a Confederate state with West Tennessee. Delegates to a ... More


Killed on the Path: Cherokees in the Campaigns against Fort Duquesne

Daniel J. Tortora

in Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621227
eISBN:
9781469623382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621227.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Cherokees' involvement in the British campaigns against Fort Duquesne. Cherokees and others served vital and often underappreciated roles, like scouting enemy operations; ... More


Persia Redivivus

Paul A. Rahe

in Sparta's First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta, 478-446 B.C.

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300242614
eISBN:
9780300249262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300242614.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at how the Persians coped with their defeat during the war. In 480 BCE, Xerxes son of Darius, the Achaemenid king of Persia, withdrew to Sardis in western Anatolia. The following ... More


Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Berry Craig

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Dubbed “the South Carolina of Kentucky,” the Jackson Purchase was Kentucky's only pro-Confederate region during the Civil War. Secession sentiment was so strong that in 1861, while Kentucky was ... More


Journeys of Discovery: The State Visits of Jawaharlal Nehru and Liaquat Ali Khan to the United States

Pallavi Raghavan

in India and the Cold War

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651163
eISBN:
9781469651187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651163.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter explores the geopolitical legacy of colonialism between India and Pakistan, and the United States, by investigating the influence over trade, military alliances, and international ... More


China’s Evolving Naval Presence in the Indian Ocean Region: An Indian Perspective

Srikanth Kondapalli

in India and China at Sea: Competition for Naval Dominance in the Indian Ocean

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199479337
eISBN:
9780199092086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199479337.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

In this chapter, the author examines the various elements of China’s security presence in the Indian Ocean. He argues that while a ‘flag-following-trade’ policy was visible earlier, China’s policy ... More


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