Appeasement DA 2 - Michigan7 2013


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Unformatted text preview: on. Thus, using a relatively simple research design, this article¶ was able to establish what international theorists have suspected, but empirical tests have thus far been unable to prove: reputations have important consequences for state behavior. APPEASEMENT DISADVANTAGE 7-WEEK JUNIORS MICHIGAN 2013 CFJPV Link: Flip Flop Hardline toward Latin America now – that’s a 1AC claim – the plan reverses the trend, which devastates US credibility and resolve Etzioni ’11 [Amitai. Prof IR at George Washington. “The Coming Test of US Credibility” Military Review 2011] THE RELATIVE POWER of the United States is declining—both because other nations are increasing their power and because the U. S. economic challenges and taxing overseas commitments are weakening it. In this context, the credibility of U.S. commitments and the perception that the United States will back up its threats and promises with appropriate action is growing in importance . In popular terms, high credibility allows a nation to get more mileage out of a relatively small amount of power, w...
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