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War and Peace

Mautner, Thomas


This paper develops a simple sequential-move game to characterize the endogeneity of third-party intervention in conflict. We show how a third party's "intervention technology" interacts with the canonical "conflict technologies" of two rival parties in affecting the sub-game perfect Nash equilibrium outcome. From the perspective of deterrence strategy, we find that it is more costly for a third party to support an ally to deter a challenger from attacking (i.e., to maintain peace or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal for the History of Philosophy
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2006.11.002


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