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The origins of alliances /

by Walt, Stephen M.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cornell studies in security affairs .Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1990, c1987Description: xii, 321 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0801494184.Subject(s): Alliances | International relations | Middle East -- Foreign relations | Middle East -- Politics and government -- 1945- | Gift of George Zitros
Contents:
1. Introduction. Exploring alliance formation --- 2. Explaining alliance formation --- 3. From the Baghdad Pact to the Six Day War --- 4. From the Six Day War to the Camp David Accords --- 5. Balancing and bandwagoning --- 6. Ideology and alliance formation --- 7. The instruments of alliance : aid and penetration --- 8. Conclusion. Alliance formation and the balance of world power.
Summary: How are alliances made? This book provides a survey of theories of the origins of international alliances and identifies the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, it proposes a fundamental change in conceptions of alliance systems. Special reference is made to the Middle East during the period 1955-1979.
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Reprint, with new preface. Originally published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1987.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-309) and index.

1. Introduction. Exploring alliance formation --- 2. Explaining alliance formation --- 3. From the Baghdad Pact to the Six Day War --- 4. From the Six Day War to the Camp David Accords --- 5. Balancing and bandwagoning --- 6. Ideology and alliance formation --- 7. The instruments of alliance : aid and penetration --- 8. Conclusion. Alliance formation and the balance of world power.

How are alliances made? This book provides a survey of theories of the origins of international alliances and identifies the most important causes of security cooperation between states. In addition, it proposes a fundamental change in conceptions of alliance systems. Special reference is made to the Middle East during the period 1955-1979.

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