Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers

deT. V. Paul

10 mars 1994|
Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers de T. V. Paul
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This book asks why weaker powers so often engage in wars against stronger opponents. It examines six cases where this occurred in this century, including the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982. The key argument of deterrence theory is that the military superiority of a relatively strong power, coupled with a credible retaliatory threat, will prevent attack by challengers. This book seriously challenges this assumption, and has wide implications for the study of war, deterrence, diplomacy and strategy.
Part I. Theoretical Framework: 1. Introduction: war initiation in international relations theory; 2. Explaining war initiation by weaker powers in asymmetric conflicts; Part II. The Case Studies: 3. The Japanese offensive against Russia, 1904; 4. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 1941; 5. The Chinese intervention in Korea, 1950; 6. ...
Titre :Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :264 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.59 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :264 pages, 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.59 po
Publié le :10 mars 1994
Publié par :Cambridge University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780521466219

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