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Common Threats and the Persistence of the Vigilant AASR in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Ruike Xu
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Abstract

This chapter argues that joint cooperation against common threats remains an indispensable driving force to the persistence of the Anglo-American special relationship (AASR) in the post-Cold War era. In order to illustrate how tackling common threats promotes the persistence of the AASR, this chapter focuses on Anglo-American cooperation against three common threats, which are the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), Islamist terrorism and humanitarian disasters. For the threat of the proliferation of WMD, it uses Iraq as a special case. For the threat of Islamist terrorism, it uses Al Qaeda as a special case. For the threat of humanitarian disasters, it uses humanitarian interventions in Bosnia, Kosovo and Libya as special cases.

Keywords

Security Council Bush Administration International Terrorism Intelligence Community Common Threat 
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  • Ruike Xu
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  1. 1.Beijing Foreign Studies UniversityBeijingChina

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