Reaffirming that the deployment of ballistic missile defence fighters on Romania`s territory contributes greatly to the establishment and improvement of the US missile defence system, as well as to NATO`s missile defence capability, beyond this basic definition, the DCs have specific characteristics. First, as proposed in section 1.2, DCAs are framework contracts. A framework is “a legally binding treaty… which establishes comprehensive obligations and a general system of governance for their parties, applying more detailed rules and setting specific objectives, either to subsequent agreements between the parties, usually called protocols, or to national legislation.” Footnote 14 For example, although DCAs often affect the arms trade, the agreements themselves provide only general procurement and reflection procedures. The execution of contracts requires further instruments. As Article 1.3 shows, many things are separate. As a result, leaders often describe DCAs as “legal umbrellas” for defence cooperation. Footnote 15 As shown in Figure 1, DCAs have multiplied over decades, with a significant increase in the years following the Cold War. While the scientific study on defence cooperation tends to focus on formal alliances, new alliances are indeed quite rare. In 2010, almost as many pairs of countries or Dyades were linked to DCAs as alliances. Increasingly, when governments institutionalize their defence relations, they turn toCA, not alliances. But despite their ubiquity, DCAs have been largely ignored by scientists.
In his soul and conscience, there is no political science literature on this subject. This article therefore raises a simple question and attempts to answer: why have the DCAs multiplied so dramatically? I am focusing here on DCAs as a dependent variable. The corresponding work examines the impact of DCAs on military and other outcomes. Footnote 6 The country of the former communist bloc is one of a handful of NATO members who have complied with the spending standard that requires allies to use 2% of GDP for defence. Two weeks ago, Romania adopted the Patriot surface-to-air missile system. “A few weeks ago, the first Patriot missile system arrived in Romania, our country is the first state on the flank is to have modern surface-to-air missile systems in its armed forces. From 2017, the allocation of 2% of gross domestic PRODUCT to defence has offered the predictability of Romanian army policy using modern combat equipment. It has allowed us to launch and support credible foundation programs,” added Ciuca.
In DCA networks, the tale closure means that i and J are more likely to work together when they sign the two DCAs with a common third k. As with the preferred installation, this influence of networks depends on the information mechanisms. If trust is not diffuse, but is specific to bilateral relations, a country`s countless DCA links do not provide credible information to others about their reliability, unless these links are relevant to potential partners. Figure 5 (b) shows how the presence of multiple k-partners between i and j 1 allows these third parties to “communicate” the signals generated by the respective DCAs of i and j 1. When signing a DCA with k, I inc myself inc`t involve costs that are rooted in the inherent risks of defence cooperation. These costs in turn signal the safety of k partners, including j 1. The determining factor that makes the DCA ik informative for j 1 is the DCA between k and j 1. As a k partner, j 1 is immediately familiar with k`s risk propensity, its standards for evaluating defence partners and its expectations for mutual cooperation – information that, if j 1 were simply a disconnected bystander like j 2, would be more difficult to access.