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Introduction

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The introduction embeds the book’s main argument within previous commentary and scholarship, and shows how the author’s personal experience can contribute valuable insights to our understanding of ... More


Domestic Coalition Shifts in War Termination

in Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter outlines the existing literature about war termination. It demonstrates that there is a causal connection between the difficulty of ending wars and the fact that they are started and ... More


Domestic Coalition Shifts in War Termination since 1862

in Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter investigates the domestic coalition shift theory using quantitative analysis of all interstate wars since 1862. The dataset of interstate wars after World War II is reviewed, which ... More


Further Defining War Termination

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses three successful war termination outcomes in irregular war: decisive victory, negotiated outcome, and transition, and shows how the choice of a desired war termination outcome ... More


Old Baldy

in Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter describes a new theory about shifts in domestic governing coalitions. It also analyzes this theory with detailed historical case studies of the Korean War and quantitative analysis of ... More


Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Elizabeth A. Stanley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This book begins by developing a theory about the domestic obstacles to making peace and the role played by shifts in states' governing coalitions in overcoming these obstacles. In particular, it ... More


Implications for US Foreign Policy

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0040
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

As the case study analysis has highlighted systemic factors in how the U.S. plans and wages its wars, this chapter suggests specific ways to address these problems and avoid getting caught in endless ... More


Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Christopher D. Kolenda

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Why have the major post-9/11 US military interventions turned into quagmires? Despite huge power imbalances in the United States' favor, significant capacity-building efforts, and repeated tactical ... More


The Past as Prologue: The Vietnam War

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter gives an overview of the U.S. war in Vietnam to show that the war termination problems which the U.S. has encountered during the major post-9/11 interventions are not an aberration.


The Decisive Victory Paradigm Undermines Strategy for Irregular War

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter argues that the U.S. national security establishment is organized intellectually and bureaucratically around the ability to wage conventional war. In irregular war, factors for success ... More


The Korean States: Powerless Players in the Forgotten War

in Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter addresses the timeline of the Korean War and explains why the Soviet Union, China, and the United States were the most significant belligerents in decisions about prosecuting and ending ... More


Interacting Domestic Coalitions in Bargains for Peace

in Paths to Peace: Domestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762694
eISBN:
9780804772372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter pays attention to the strategic interaction between the belligerents in the Korean War termination bargaining process. It argues that the timing of war termination depended upon the ... More


Operation Iraqi Freedom: Plans without a Strategy

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter discusses war planning that preceded Operation Iraqi Freedom. It lays bare the implicit aim of decisive victory as well as the overly optimistic assumptions about turning military ... More


Local Competition and PMSCs’ Behavior in Civil Wars

Seden Akcinaroglu and Elizabeth Radziszewski

in Private Militaries and the Security Industry in Civil Wars: Competition and Market Accountability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197520802
eISBN:
9780197520833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520802.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

What is the significance of local or conflict-level competition on PMSCs’ military effectiveness? And what is the mechanism through which such competition improves PMSCs’ accountability? This chapter ... More


Epilogue

Hikari Hori

in Promiscuous Media: Film and Visual Culture in Imperial Japan, 1926-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714542
eISBN:
9781501709524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714542.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The last chapter begins by briefly discussing postwar developments in dramatic, documentary and animated film. Discourses of nationalist and imperialist identity might no longer be overtly manifested ... More


Iraq and Afghanistan Compared

Christopher D. Kolenda

in Zero-Sum Victory: What We're Getting Wrong About War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780813152769
eISBN:
9780813154169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813152769.003.0039
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter compares the insights from both case studies to show how the lack of war termination terminology led the U.S. to adopt myopic strategies aimed at decisive victory while ignoring the ... More


The Ends of War: Homecoming for the Indian Soldier and Follower, 1914–21

Radhika Singha

in The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the termination of the Great War as a prolonged event, marked by de-mobilisation and re-mobilisation, and shaped by a variety of political interventions. The return home, in the ... 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


The Building and Breaking of Peace: Understanding Corporate Effects on Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Molly M. Melin

in The Building and Breaking of Peace: Corporate Activities in Civil War Prevention and Resolution

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197579367
eISBN:
9780197579398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579367.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Security Studies

This chapter explores the role businesses play in creating peaceful societies. It builds on the rational choice theory of civil war onset and termination and draws from business research to ... More


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