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Explaining Strategic Performance in Limited Warfare

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter establishes the theoretical framework for the book. Initially, the problem of escalation is argued to be central to limited warfare and limited war strategies. Undesired escalation can ... More


Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar

Renaud Egreteau

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190620967
eISBN:
9780190686468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620967.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This book examines the political landscape that followed the 2010 elections in Myanmar and the subsequent transition from direct military rule to a semi-civilian, ‘hybrid’ regime. Striking political, ... More


Information Institutions Matter!

Spencer D. Bakich

in Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107684
eISBN:
9780226107851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107851.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter summarizes the findings of the previous four empirical chapters and spells out the implications of the information institution approach for international relations theory and foreign ... More


Drawing lines in the sand: evacuation from Palestine

Aaron Edwards

in Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

British withdrawal from Palestine was a long-drawn out affair. Britain had been awarded the mandate from the League of Nations after the First World War but remained a reluctant ruler until the ... More


Comparing Grand Strategies—and Their Inherent Limitations

Simon Reich and Peter Dombrowski

in The End of Grand Strategy: US Maritime Operations in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714627
eISBN:
9781501714641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714627.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter begins with a personal vignette from one of the authors (Reich) regarding scenario planning and its relationship to strategizing. In this chapter, we outline the major strands of ... More


Defending the realm: The politics of Britains small wars since 1945

Aaron Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719084416
eISBN:
9781781704738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084416.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Britain is often revered for its extensive experience of waging ‘small wars’. Its long imperial history is littered with high profile counter-insurgency campaigns, thus marking it out as the world's ... More


The General’s Last Sigh

Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan

in The New Turkey and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190668372
eISBN:
9780190848538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190668372.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter highlights how, in many respects, the military (MGK) was the author of its own decline, a result of infighting and internal and external plots and intrigue. By the AKP’s second term, ... More


Patterns of Persistent Praetorian Behaviors

Renaud Egreteau

in Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190620967
eISBN:
9780190686468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620967.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter shifts its focus away from the euphoric optimism that emerged after 2011 and instead looks at one of the more enduring realities of contemporary Myanmar: the continuing dominance of the ... More


Military Guardianship and the Search for a Pacted Transition

Renaud Egreteau

in Caretaking Democratization: The Military and Political Change in Myanmar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190620967
eISBN:
9780190686468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190620967.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The chapter argues that the main policy actor at the core of the transitional process remains Myanmar’s secretive military institution. It was the armed forces and its uncontested leadership that let ... More


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