The Strategy of Conflict
A 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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The second is the threat to expose the other party, together with one's self, to a
heightened risk of general war.” Here again is a threat that all-out war may occur,
not that it Certainly will occur, if the other party engages in certain actions. Again
limited, and they were prepared to exercise skill and caution themselves, they
may simply have felt that the process that leads to bigger and bigger wars is not
one that they or we fully understand or can foresee, and that the risk, though ...
The principal thing the country is doing — in addition to damaging or humiliating
Russia— is incurring a painful risk that both it and Russia (and the rest of the
world) will be engaged in all-out war in the near future, a war that neither it nor ...
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This is one of the most important books on Game Theory, and also, thankfully, one of the more accessible (certainly much more so than von Neumann's and Morgenstern's book). His main theses are that ... Read full review
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