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Alliances and Security

Why do states balance 1if you join the weaker side

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Unformatted text preview: industrial and military power, and technological capabilities Geographic proximity – ability to project power declines with distance Offensive power – ability to threaten at acceptable cost Aggressive Intentions – perceptions of intent plays a critical role in alliance decision- making (structural do not discuss b/c subjective) Walt includes intentions Balancing and Bandwagoning States faced with these two options (when faced with a threat) Balance – allying with others against the prevailing threat Bandwagoning – allying with the...
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