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The Dynamics of Coercion

American Foreign Policy and the Limits of Military Might

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The Dynamics of Coercion by Daniel L. Byman
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Successful coercion should be relatively simple for the United States. Since the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States is without rivals in military might, political influence, or economic strength. Yet despite the lopsided US edge in raw power, regional foes persist in defying the threats and ultimatums brought by the United States and its allies. This book examines why some attempts to strong-arm an adversary work while others do not. It explores how coercion today differs from coercion during the Cold War. It describes the constraints on the United States emanating from the need to work within coalitions and the restrictions imposed by domestic politics, and it assesses the special challenges likely to arise when an adversary is a non-state actor or when the use of weapons of mass destruction is possible.
Release date NZ
February 4th, 2002
Contributor
Series edited by Charles Wolf
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Tables, unspecified; 3 Line drawings, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
300
Dimensions
155x229x16
ISBN-13
9780521007801
Product ID
2355358

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