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However, requests for cooperation do not automatically lead to supply. As in other areas of cooperation, asymmetric information is a fundamental obstacle for DCAs. Footnote 32 First, states do not have ex ante information about each other`s reliability. Systemic anarchy increases the difficulty of credibly conveying trust, which in turn invites fears of fraud and non-compliance. Footnote 33 This asymmetry leads to a collaborative problem in which states do not cooperate because there is a potential risk of being “sucked” by exploitative partners. Footnote 34 Cooperation problems can be mitigated if states receive credible information on the reliability of the other, which is usually transmitted through costly signage. By deliberately creating costs that the types of operations do not want to bear, trusted types signal their preference for collaboration. Footnote 35 Second, states do not have information on each other`s preferences for institutional projects, such as the scope, depth, duration and accuracy of bilateral agreements. Footnote 36 This asymmetry leads to a coordination problem or disagreement over how the benefits of cooperation should be distributed. Footnote 37 States may refrain from disclosing their preferred institutional project for fear that it will lead potential partners to choose another outcome. But the strategic retention of this information also reduces the likelihood of a good deal acceptable to both parties. Footnote 38 Content cooperation generally covers both coordination and cooperation.

Footnote 39 3. The local staff is an employee of Spanish nationality hired by the Ministry of Defence to provide services to IDAS. With the exception of third-country nationals currently employed under previous agreements, non-euemployment cannot be recruited from operating and assistance facilities unless qualified Spanish staff are not available. Another priority of the Burden Sharing discussions was the cost of keeping the U.S. military abroad. The largest concentration of American troops is currently in Japan (50,000), Germany (35,000 USD) and the Republic of Korea (28,000 USD). President Trump criticized the cost of these bases and argued that allies “should either pay the United States for its great military protection or protect themselves.” However, America does not use its troops as mercenaries just to defend the territory of American allies. The U.S.

global defense network enables it to respond more quickly and effectively to a number of global demands, including protecting U.S. citizens, preventing piracy, deterring violent extremism, and preventing illegal arms trafficking in countries such as North Korea and Iran.