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2017

Boise State University

Defense spending

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Regions Of Hierarchy And Security: Us Troop Deployments, Spatial Relations, And Defense Burdens, Michael A. Allen, Michael E. Flynn, Julie Vandusky-Allen May 2017

Regions Of Hierarchy And Security: Us Troop Deployments, Spatial Relations, And Defense Burdens, Michael A. Allen, Michael E. Flynn, Julie Vandusky-Allen

Political Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

Recent work has begun exploring the effects of foreign military deployments on hoststate foreign policies. However, research mostly focuses on dyadic relationships between major powers and host-states, ignoring the broader regional security environment of host-states. We develop a theory of spatial hierarchies to understand how security relationships throughout the region surrounding the host-state affect hoststate foreign policy. Using data on US military deployments from 1950–2005, we show that regional security considerations condition how host-states respond to the deployment of military forces to their territory. Consequently, regional analyses are fundamental in understanding monadic and dyadic decisions about security, alliance behavior ...