Study Guide ch 2-2 Fall 09

Study Guide ch 2-2 Fall 09 - Study Guide 2.2 Chapter 2:...

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Study Guide 2.2 Chapter 2: Power Politics – pages 63-77 PSC 124 International Relations – Fall 2009 Prof. Northrup 1. Purposes of Alliances What is an alliance? What are the major purposes of alliances? How do realists view the “fluidity of alliances”? How does this fluidity exacerbate the security dilemma? What is alliance cohesion? When is cohesion high? How is burden sharing sometimes the cause of conflict? What is extended deterrence? 2. NATO What is NATO? How much of the world’s GDP do the members of NATO account for? Why was it formed? What alliance did it oppose during the Cold War? When was force first used by NATO? Where are NATO forces currently deployed? Why has Europe formed its own rapid deployment military and peacekeeping force? Has it been used? What concerns exist regarding NATO’s eastward expansion? 3. Other Alliances What is the US-Japanese Security Treaty? How is the alliance asymmetrical and yet of value to both countries? What is the nature of Japan’s military force?
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