2015
DOI: 10.1080/0163660x.2015.1064705
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Fools Rush Out? The Flawed Logic of Offshore Balancing

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“…Such claims are widespread. Hal Brands, for example, claims that retrenchment “might tempt [U.S. allies] to acquiesce to, or bandwagon with, a rising China” and ease “China’s ascent to regional hegemony” (Brands 2015, 21-22). Similarly, former National Security Advisor H.R.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Such claims are widespread. Hal Brands, for example, claims that retrenchment “might tempt [U.S. allies] to acquiesce to, or bandwagon with, a rising China” and ease “China’s ascent to regional hegemony” (Brands 2015, 21-22). Similarly, former National Security Advisor H.R.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…perspective either one would be quite damaging." 37 There is an alternative realist account of the Middle East, namely a "light footprint" version. 38 From this perspective, a heavy footprint incurs too many hazards and costs, and is unnecessary.…”
Section: Divergence: the Clash Of Realismsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Most critiques of offshore balancing challenge it on policy grounds, either by disputing its account of liberal hegemony as an utter failure (Mazarr, 2020: 9–14), or warning that its prescriptions would accelerate the decline of U.S. power and exacerbate global instability (Brands, 2015: 7–28). In this article, I will shift focus to the theoretical underpinnings of offshore balancing and its relationship to the realist tradition.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%