Tempting Fate

Written By Paul C. Avey
Tempting Fate
  • Publsiher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 15 November 2019
  • ISBN : 1501740393
  • Pages : 252 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled Tempting Fate by author: Paul C. Avey which was release on 15 November 2019 and published by Cornell University Press with total page 252 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state leaders would believe that in the first place. In this superb unpacking of the dynamics of conflict under conditions of nuclear monopoly, Paul C. Avey argues that the costs and benefits of using nuclear weapons create openings that weak nonnuclear actors can exploit. Tempting Fate uses four case studies to show the key strategies available to nonnuclear states: Iraqi decision-making under Saddam Hussein in confrontations with the United States; Egyptian leaders' thinking about the Israeli nuclear arsenal during wars in 1969–70 and 1973; Chinese confrontations with the United States in 1950, 1954, and 1958; and a dispute that never escalated to war, the Soviet-United States tensions between 1946 and 1948 that culminated in the Berlin Blockade. Those strategies include limiting the scope of the conflict, holding chemical and biological weapons in reserve, seeking outside support, and leveraging international non-use norms. Counterintuitively, conventionally weak nonnuclear states are better positioned to pursue these strategies than strong ones, so that wars are unlikely when the nonnuclear state is powerful relative to its nuclear opponent. Avey demonstrates clearly that nuclear weapons cast a definite but limited shadow, and while the world continues to face various nuclear challenges, understanding conflict in nuclear monopoly will remain a pressing concern for analysts and policymakers.

Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate
  • Author : Paul C. Avey
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-15
  • Total pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1501740393
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Summary : Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state leaders would believe that in the first place. In this superb unpacking of the dynamics of ...

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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1501740393
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  • Release Date : 2021-10-05
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Total pages : 428
  • ISBN : 1501740393
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  • Publisher : Oliver-Heber books
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • Total pages : 212
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  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 342
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 302
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release Date : 1981-12-15
  • Total pages : 662
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  • Publisher : Lyrical Press
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11
  • Total pages : 320
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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Release Date : 2008-03
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  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2015-05-09
  • Total pages : 296
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2014-03-25
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1501740393
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