Differential threat perceptions : how transnational groups influence bilateral security relations
Title: Differential threat perceptions : how transnational groups influence bilateral security relations
Author: WINSLETT, Gary
Citation: Foreign policy analysis, 2016, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 653-673
ISSN: 1743-8586; 1743-8594
This article addresses how transnational groups affect the security relationship between the states they reside in. I argue that this is determined by the differential threat perceptions of the host states. If the host states both consider the group to be a threat, the group is a shared problem and policy toward the group becomes an arena for cooperation for the two states. However, if one state views the group as a threat and the other does not, policy toward the group becomes an arena for conflict between them. I test this hypothesis with a comparative case study analysis of Turkey's relationships with the United States, Syria, and Iran vis-à-vis the Kurds after the United States’ invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Published: 28 September 2016
Type of Access: openAccess
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