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2011

Lingnan University

Foreign relations

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Alliance Management Of Post-Cold War Us-Israeli Relations, Wun Liong Chau Jan 2011

Alliance Management Of Post-Cold War Us-Israeli Relations, Wun Liong Chau

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There is always a controversial debate on why the US-Israeli relationship can enjoy lengthy endurance (even after the end of the Cold War). Scholars have traditionally offered explanations through either the strategic role of Israel to the US, or domestic factors including the Jewish lobbies in the US, or the cultural affinities between the two states. However, they tend to emphasize the significance of only one particular dimension, marginalizing possible insights from competitive dimensions.

This research aims to offer a different approach to study US-Israeli relations through alliance management theories. Although there are no formal military treaties between the US ...