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The Triumph of Diplomacy and Leadership

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Triumphalism not only claims to explain the surprising end of the Cold War, it also stipulates how to cope with current conflicts. But triumphalism is a series of myths. President Reagan did not seek ... More


A Theory of Asymmetric Interstate Coercion

Phil Haun

in Coercion, Survival, and War: Why Weak States Resist the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804792837
eISBN:
9780804795074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804792837.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter develops a theory of asymmetric interstate coercion. A coercive strategy includes compellent or deterrent demands, punishment or denial threats, and costly signals. The determinants of ... More


India as a regional security provider: from activism to forced diffidence

Harsh V. Pant

in Indian foreign policy: An overview

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781784993368
eISBN:
9781526109859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993368.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines India’s role as a regional security provider by looking into four categories of security governance (assurance, prevention, protection and compellence) and argues that India’s ... More


Nuclear Deterrence and Compellence

Matthew Kroenig

in The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy: Why Strategic Superiority Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190849184
eISBN:
9780190870591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190849184.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines whether nuclear superiority matters for compellent threats. Drawing on the Militarized Compellent Threat (MCT) data set, the same data set used by nuclear irrelevance theorists, ... More


Asymmetric Advantage: Weaponizing People as Nonmilitary Instruments of Cross-Domain Coercion

Kelly M. Greenhill

in Cross-Domain Deterrence: Strategy in an Era of Complexity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190908645
eISBN:
9780190909604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190908645.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A widely held belief in deterrence theory, first articulated by Thomas Schelling, is that compellence is harder than deterrence. This chapter finds, however, that weak actors have often been able to ... More


A Procedural Approach to Quality Peace

Erik Melander

in The Peace Continuum: What It Is and How to Study It

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190680121
eISBN:
9780190680169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680121.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out the measure of peace developed by Erik Melander. As he sees it, peace concerns the conduct of politics with respect for physical integrity rights, using consensual decision ... More


Introduction

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

in Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467495
eISBN:
9780199087112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter outlines the strategic dilemma India faces—managing the threat of terrorism emanating from Pakistan and motivating Pakistani actors to prevent cross-border terrorism—and ... More


Proactive Strategy

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

in Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467495
eISBN:
9780199087112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers the option of enhancing capabilities and plans for the purpose of conducting army-centric incursions into Pakistan along lines described in India as a ‘proactive’ strategy, ... More


Non-Violent Compellence

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

in Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467495
eISBN:
9780199087112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter draws on India’s restraint following the 2001 and 2008 terrorist attacks on the Indian Parliament and Mumbai, respectively, to consider whether and how such restraint could be elaborated ... More


Conclusion

George Perkovich and Toby Dalton

in Not War, Not Peace?: Motivating Pakistan to Prevent Cross-Border Terrorism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199467495
eISBN:
9780199087112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467495.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the analyses of the preceding chapters and offers predictions regarding how India’s policymaking processes will evolve, as well as which strategies and policies ... More


Cyber Coercion as a Combined Strategy

Brandon Valeriano

in Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190618094
eISBN:
9780190618124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618094.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

To be understood, cyber strategy and coercion, must be viewed in the additive, combined context. This chapter explores how states integrate cyber operations into larger coercive strategies to compel ... More


The United States: The Cyber Reconnaissance-Strike Complex

Brandon Valeriano

in Cyber Strategy: The Evolving Character of Power and Coercion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190618094
eISBN:
9780190618124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190618094.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes US cyber strategy and coercion against rival states. First, the chapter situates the US approach to cyber in the larger intellectual history surrounding a preference for ... More


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