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Managing escalation: missile defence, strategy and US alliances

Fruehling, Stephan


Missile defence plays an increasing role in NATO and in most US alliances in Asia, which raises the question of what impact it has on the management of extended deterrence. Extended deterrence relies on the threat of escalation. Since the costs of escalation are different for different allies, the management of extended deterrence is inherently difficult. Missile defence shifts the relative costs of conflict, and therefore also impacts on the alliance bargains that underpin agreement on...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: International Affairs
DOI: 10.1111/1468-2346.12501


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