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
Published: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2015]
Series:Stanford security studies.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • A theory of asymmetric interstate coercion
  • Survival and coercion failure
  • The United States vs. Iraq : the Gulf and Iraq Wars
  • The United States vs. Serbia : Bosnia and Kosovo
  • The United States vs. Libya : El Dorado Canyon, Pan Am flight 103, and WMD.