Explaining Cooperation in Post–Cold War Military Interventions

Sarah E. Kreps

in Coalitions of Convenience

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199753796
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199827152 | DOI:
Explaining Cooperation in Post–Cold War Military Interventions

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This chapter develops the argument, drawing on theories of cooperation to develop the two main factors critical to whether states cooperate in times of war: time horizon and operational commitment. It assembles the argument's key assumptions from two types of historical examples—contrasting cases of great powers that have acted with and without restraint, as well as from historical challenges of fighting wars with allies. It goes on to illustrate the basic contours of the argument with reference to post-Cold War cases of intervention.

Keywords: international cooperation; time horizon; operational commitment; post-Cold War; military interventions

Chapter.  10752 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: International Relations

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