Coercion, survival, and war : why weak states resist the United States /

In asymmetric interstate conflicts, great powers have the capability to coerce weak states by threatening their survival-but not vice versa. It is therefore the great power that decides whether to escalate a conflict into a crisis by adopting a coercive strategy. In practice, however, the coercive s...

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Main Author: Haun, Phil M. (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
Series:Stanford security studies.
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