Military Allies and Economic Conflict

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Abstract

Economic conflicts among military allies may undermine their strategic alignment. Economic disputes in a wide range of areas – from weapons procurement to international trade to access to natural resources – go back to the very beginning of NATO. In recognition of these challenges, Article 2 of the NATO treaty calls upon the member states to ‘eliminate conflict in their … economic policies’. Examining the causes of such conflicts and efforts to resolve them hold the promise of yielding policy-relevant insights for contemporary public officials and defence strategists as they navigate the current geopolitical environment, including ‘de-risking’ economic relations with a more assertive China. One ally may need to make ‘side-payments’ to others in order to maintain strategic alignment on key security issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurvival
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Politics and Strategy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages179-192
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781040029602
ISBN (Print)9781032537146
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

Keywords

  • Alliances
  • De-risking
  • Economic conflict
  • Externalities
  • International trade
  • NATO
  • Side-payments

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