First, as Article 1(2) suggests, DAs are framework agreements. One of the frameworks is „a legally binding contract“. provides for comprehensive obligations for their parties and a general system of governance, leaving more detailed rules and the definition of specific objectives either to subsequent agreements between the parties, usually referred to as protocols, or to national legislation.¬†Footnote 14 For example, although MPDs often affect the arms trade, the agreements themselves only provide for general procedures for government procurement and procurement. The execution of contracts requires the following instruments. As indicated in Article 1.3, much of the implementation is carried out separately. As a result, executives often describe DACA as „legal umbrellas“ for defense cooperation. Footnote 15 Defence cooperation agreements are an exciting new phenomenon. Almost as many countries now participate in RDAs as in traditional military alliances. The changing global security environment has created a demand for new forms of defence cooperation. However, states still face long-standing cooperation problems such as information asymmetries and distribution conflicts, which hamper the willingness to cooperate and lead to an underserpend of defence agreements. A holistic approach to CADs reinforces the important role of exogenous influences in security while emphasizing the importance of network influences.

The DCA network helps to mitigate cooperation problems endogenously and to encourage Member States to sign agreements. Extensive empirical analysis shows not only that these network effects are key factors in defense cooperation, but that the network effects themselves are likely to be derived from information mechanisms. .

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