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...
Stanford, California :
Stanford University Press,
|Series:||Stanford security studies.
- 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.