Book Giveaway! Allies of Convenience: A Theory of Bargaining in the U.S. Foreign Policy

Standard bargaining theories are puzzled by the ability of allies that are not only weak but also distasteful to get so much advantage when dealing with the United States. In an important contribution, Evan N. Resnick shows that the answer lies in the open nature of the American domestic political system that allows the ally to build support within the United States and cripple the ability of the president to use his bargaining leverage. In these cases, the power of the United States does not translate into the power of the president.

~ Robert Jervis, coeditor of Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the Twenty-First Century

This week we will be featuring Allies of Convenience: A Theory of Bargaining in the U.S. Foreign Policyby Evan N. Resnick. In this innovative book, Resnick examines the negotiating tables between the United States and its allies of convenience since World War II and sets forth a novel theory of alliance bargaining. Resnick tests his theory on America’s Cold War era alliances with China, Pakistan, and Iraq in their respective  negotiations over the sale of ballistic missiles, the development of nuclear weapons and the sponsorship of international terrorism. Check back later this week to read a guest blog post by Resnick on President Trump’s relationship to these alliances.

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