Tangled up in rose? Theories of alliance entrapment and the 2008 Russo-Georgian War

  title={Tangled up in rose? Theories of alliance entrapment and the 2008 Russo-Georgian War},
  author={Alexander Lanoszka},
  journal={Contemporary Security Policy},
  pages={234 - 257}
ABSTRACT Recent tensions between Russia and the United States have sparked debate over the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). One controversy surrounds the extent to which NATO raises the risk of war through entrapment—a concept that scholars invoke to describe how states might drag their allies into undesirable military conflicts. Yet scholars have advanced different, even conflicting arguments about how entrapment risks arise. I offer a typology that distinguishes between… 
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