Tempting Fate Book Details
By Paul C. Avey
- Category: Political Science, Books, Politics & Current Events, History, Military, Foreign Policy & International Relations, Military & Warfare
- Type: ebook
- Release Date: 2019-11-15
- Author: Paul C. Avey
- Book Ratings: 0/5 (0 User Reviews)
Tempting Fate Summary
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. 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.
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When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Paul C. Avey's point of view was so refreshing.
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Thank you to Paul C. Avey for my honest thoughts.
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Paul C. Avey хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
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Paul C. Avey es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Tempting Fate es un libro interesante.
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le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
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