Post Tagged with: "Balance of Power"

Review – The Improbable War

Review – The Improbable War

While Coker fails to fully assess Chinese ‘soft power’ and potential involvement in proxy war, this persuasive book is likely to shape US opinion on policy towards China.

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Great Power Management: English School Meets Governmentality?

Whilst there is hardly any doubt as to the existence of four of the five major institutions of international society identified by Hedley Bull, this is not the case with the fifth institution: great power management.

China Bandwagons with North Korea

China Bandwagons with North Korea

To bolster the North Korean buffer China seems prepared to use all of the instruments at its disposal. These include economic, political, diplomatic, and potentially military means, to prop up the regime.

Extend the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

Extend the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program

Failure of the world’s largest nuclear weapons states to continue bilateral nuclear cooperation will send an unnerving signal to the world community and increase the global risk of nuclear terrorism.

Did BLACKSEAFOR Ever Have a Chance?

Did BLACKSEAFOR Ever Have a Chance?

At the operational level, the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group has been relatively successful. Nevertheless, the goal to serve as a security confidence building mechanism never had a chance to succeed given the nature of the region’s geopolitics.

Russia, America, and Syria

Russia, America, and Syria

Moscow and Washington strongly disagree over many issues. Their differences over Syria, however, do not amount to a Cold War-style proxy war between them. Regional actors are more at odds in Syria than the U.S. and Russia.

The Gradual Tilt to Asia: Cause for Re-Defining Saudi Arabia’s Regional Environment?

The Gradual Tilt to Asia: Cause for Re-Defining Saudi Arabia’s Regional Environment?

By promoting and continuing to dominate the sub-regionalisation of Middle East foreign policy through a more integrated and assertive GCC, Saudi Arabia could stand itself in good stead to gain from a tilt to Asia.

Review – Unanswered Threats

Review – Unanswered Threats

Some states fail to recognize, respond to, and counteract rising states that pose a danger. What accounts for this underbalancing? This is the question Schweller attempts to answer.

Review – Unanswered Threats

Review – Unanswered Threats

In Unanswered Threats, Randall Schweller challenges preconceptions about the prevalence of balancing behavior in international relations.

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