Sarah Kreps’ Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War provides a timely comparative analysis of military intervention in the context of a continuously globalizing world. Kreps endeavors to shed light on an important facet of international society today—military intervention. The study explores the question of why states, when they have the capacity to act unilaterally, often choose to take a multilateral approach. More specifically, Kreps questions why coercive and powerful states, particularly the United States, intervene multilaterally when the capacity exists for unilateral action. As the sole superpower in the international system, the way in which the United States utilizes its power in the post-Cold War period continues to be at the forefront of applied and theoretical debates.
Griffin, Jeffrey A.
"Coalitions of Convenience: United States Military Interventions after the Cold War,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 3, Article 20.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol3/iss1/20