"Arguing about Alliances makes an essential arugment for the need to understand the context within which alliances are negotiated and moves the literature forward."
-- Mark J.C. Crescenzi, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
"Paul Poast shows how the study of international alliances and international conflict more generally can benefit from understanding when states fail to agree on alliance. Poast's work is exemplary."
-- Douglas M. Gibler, University of Alabama
"Great quantitative-qualitative synthesis, and almost nail-biting NATO formation chapter."
-- Jan Brøgger, member of Foreningen Norden and Norwegian Defence Association
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