Misalucha, Charmaine G.

Dr. Charmaine G. Misalucha holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is currently an Assistant Professor in De La Salle University’s International Studies Department in the Philippines.

Problem of Describing Relations Between the United States and Southeast Asian Nations. A Study of Political Language Games
2012 0-7734-2647-7
This book shows how political speech acts carry consequences in diplomatic relations. Focusing on interactions between the United States and Southeast Asian countries, the author shows that often the more powerful country does not get its way. American foreign policy is usually viewed as being uncompromising and hegemonic, but in reality, it strikes agreements and compromises on a regular basis.

One would assume that the wealthier, more powerful country would always get its way. This study shows that smaller countries with little or no bargaining power can benefit from relations with the United States.