Coercive Nuclear Campaigns in the 21st Century: Understanding Adversary Incentives and Options for Nuclear Escalation
Center on Contemporary Conflict
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The project leads will examine why and how regional powers armed with nuclear weapons may employ them coercively during a conventional war. More specifically, a set of research questions will provide insight on the paths of nuclear escalation, weak state strategies of coercive escalation, and the type of targets regional powers may strike to pursue escalatory strategies.
FY 2012-2013. Project Leads: Lieber, Keir A. and Press, Daryl G.
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