Terrorism credibility/appeasement

Robert F. Trager, Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, and Dessislava P. Zagorcheva, Ph.D. candidate, political science, Columbia University, Winter, 2005, "Deterring Terrorism; It Can Be Done," International Security
Our analysis leads to several conclusions for U.S. counterterrorism policy.

Perception of resolve is vital to a successful war on terror – signaling strength causes global populations to tip toward the U.S.
Bradley R. Gitz, William Jefferson Clinton Professor of International Politics – Lyon College, “Perception as Destiny”, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Little Rock), 1-14-2007
Muslim majorities will eventually reject Islamism only if it is perceived

The perception of U.S. weakness makes terrorism inevitable
James Phillips, Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs in the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies, and James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Assistant Director of the Davis Institute for International Studies, Senior Research Fellow for National Security and Homeland Security in the Allison Center, January 31, 2007, Executive Memorandum #1019, “Nine Essential Points for Talking About the War on Terrorism,” http://www.heritage.org/Research/Nat...ity/em1019.cfm
2. Reject calls for appeasement. Believing that concessions

Bryan Caplan, "Terrorism: The relevance of the rational choice model," Public Choice, Volume 128, Numbers 1-2 / July, 2006

Heg good cites

Howard Wiarda, professor at the National War College, US Foreign and Strategic Policy in the Post-Cold War Era, 1996, p. 227

Ronald Bosrock, Chair of Management at St. John's University and is the founder and director of the Institute for Global Expansion, Star Tribune, December 27, 1999
As we enter the 21st century the conditions calling for a strong U.S. role have increased dramatically. In order

Perception of US weakness causes miscalculation
Chong Guan Kwa, head of external programs at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, and See Seng Tan, assistant professor at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Washington Quarterly, Summer, 2001
The third vision brings a cheeky twist to Richard Haass's notion of the United States as a "reluctant sheriff"

China will violently pursue superpower status. Only US hegemony blocks conflict
Des Moore, Director of The Institute For Private Enterprise, Australian Financial Review, February 27, 2002
The visit by US President George W. Bush to China went off well but did nothing to reduce the reason why

Perception of US weakness will lead China to attack Taiwan and begin a full-scale war
Washington Post, February 15, 1998
As delegations of Chinese officers tour the United States as part of a flurry of recent military exchanges

Power projection maintains the safest balance in Asia
Robert Ross, Professor of Politics at Boston College, International Security, vol 23, no 4, 1999
Finally, both full and partial U.S. withdrawal suffer from a common problem. Each would sacrifice U.S.

Perceived encirclement forces Chinese nuclear modernization
Robert Manning et al, Starr Senior Fellow for Asia Studies, and Director, Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, China, Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control A Preliminary Assessment, 2000, p. 5
Internationally, China’s nuclear planning environment is growing increasingly complex. The emergence of an

Heg bad

Hegemony exacerbates rapid decline – backing off ensures a peaceful transition
Immanuel Wallerstein, senior research scholar at Yale, Foreign Policy, July 1, 2002
But hawk interpretations are wrong and will only contribute to the United States' decline, transforming a gradual

Eugene Gholz, Daryl Press, doctoral candidates in Political Science at MIT, and Harvey Sapolsky, Professor of Public Policy and Organization in Political Science at MIT, “Come Home America,” International Security, Spring, 1997

Michael Mastanduno, Associate Professor of Govt at Dartmouth, Unipolar Politics: Realism and State Strategies After the Cold War, ed. Kapstein and Mastanduno, 1999, http://www.ciaonet.org/book/kapstein/index.html,

Richard Haass, VP and director of foreign policy studies at Brookings, and Sydney Stein Jr., chair in intl security, the Record, September 19, 1999
It must be said at the outset that America's economic and military advantages, while great, are neither