## The Strategy of ConflictA series of closely interrelated essays on game theory, this book deals with an area in which progress has been least satisfactory--the situations where there is a common interest as well as conflict between adversaries: negotiations, war and threats of war, criminal deterrence, extortion, tacit bargaining. It proposes enlightening similarities between, for instance, maneuvering in limited war and in a traffic jam; deterring the Russians and one's own children; the modern strategy of terror and the ancient institution of hostages. |

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It is concerned not just with the division of

claimants but with the possibility that particular outcomes are worse (better) for

both claimants than certain other outcomes. In the terminology of game theory,

most ...

It is concerned not just with the division of

**gains**and losses between twoclaimants but with the possibility that particular outcomes are worse (better) for

both claimants than certain other outcomes. In the terminology of game theory,

most ...

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Each person's

combined choices, AB, AB, ab, or aff, yields a particular

a particular

...

Each person's

**gain**depends on the choices of both. Each of the four possiblecombined choices, AB, AB, ab, or aff, yields a particular

**gain**or loss for North anda particular

**gain**or loss for East. No compensation is payable between North and...

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They both

abstained. Suppose, now, that the probability of achieving surprise, and thereby

winning, is only Q, so that the expected value to be achieved through unilateral

attack is ...

They both

**gain**zero, when they might have had more if they could haveabstained. Suppose, now, that the probability of achieving surprise, and thereby

winning, is only Q, so that the expected value to be achieved through unilateral

attack is ...

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### Contents

A REORIENTATION OF GAME THEORY | 81 |

Moves | 119 |

Game Theory and Experimental Research | 162 |

Copyright | |

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