## 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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In those cells there are positive

zeros. (For our present purpose there is nothing lost by letting a single number

stand in each cell for the

In those cells there are positive

**payoffs**to both players, in the rest we can putzeros. (For our present purpose there is nothing lost by letting a single number

stand in each cell for the

**payoff**to both players.) But we must rule out a possible ...Page 143

If a third party without power of decision is scheduled to receive, as a byproduct,

the

surrendering his move to the third player. The

If a third party without power of decision is scheduled to receive, as a byproduct,

the

**payoff**in parentheses, Row can win if some means is available for irreversiblysurrendering his move to the third player. The

**payoffs**of the latter are such that ...Page 154

Knowing the

instead of meeting to play the original game, sending their agents to play for them

, ...

Knowing the

**payoffs**in the original game, Fig. 15 A, the players can identify the**payoffs**in the enlarged game of Fig. 16. We can imagine Row and Column,instead of meeting to play the original game, sending their agents to play for them

, ...

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### Contents

A REORIENTATION OF GAME THEORY | 81 |

Moves | 119 |

Game Theory and Experimental Research | 162 |

Copyright | |

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