Explaining the Persistence of the AASR: An Alliance Persistence Perspective

  • Ruike Xu


After analysing merits and drawbacks of the traditional categorisation of different schools, the first section of this chapter puts forward an updated version of categorisation of different schools. In comparison to the traditional categorisations, this new categorisation can better represent nuanced arguments of scholars of Anglo-American relations. The second section explains why it is appropriate and imperative to construct a new theory of alliance persistence and to what extent it has more explanatory power than explanations other scholars have offered in helping unpack the puzzle that the Anglo-American special relationship (AASR) has persisted to date. The third section puts emphasis on explaining the key variables of this new theory of alliance persistence and how they relate to the persistence of the AASR.


Common Interest Special Relationship Collective Identity Soft Power Cautious Optimist 
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  • Ruike Xu
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  1. 1.Beijing Foreign Studies UniversityBeijingChina

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