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Institutionalisation and the Persistence of the Sticky AASR in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Ruike Xu
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Abstract

This chapter elucidates the important role of institutionalisation in contributing to the persistence of the Anglo-American special relationship (AASR) by focusing on the institutionalised Anglo-American cooperation in intelligence, nuclear and military issues in the post-Cold War era. It draws on the concept of “path dependence” to explain why institutionalisation is an important driving force to the persistence of the AASR. Path dependence helps to embed habits of cooperation, increase interdependence and reinforce mutual trust in the highly institutionalised Anglo-American relations in intelligence, nuclear and military issues.

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Central Intelligence Agency Liaison Officer National Security Agency British Military Personnel Military Cooperation 
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  • Ruike Xu
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