Essentials of International Relations 5e Vocabulary Ch. 8

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Essentials of International Relations 5e Vocabulary  Ch. 8 arms control - restrictions on the research, manufacture, or deployment of weapons systems and certain types of troops asymmetric conflict - war between political actors of unequal strength, in which the weaker party tries to neutralize its opponent's strength by exploiting the opponent's weaknesses democratic peace - theory supported by empirical evidence that democratic states do not fight wars against each other, but do fight wars against authoritarian states disarmament - the policy of eliminating a state's offensive weaponry; may occur for all classes fo weapons or for specified weapons only; the logic of the policy is that fewer weapons leads to greater security diversionary war - the theory that leaders start conflicts to divert attention from domestic problems guerrilla warfare - the use of irregular armed forces to undermine the will of an incumbent government (or its foreign support) by selectively attacking the government's vulnerable points or personnel over a prolonged period of time; guerrillas hide among the people the aim to represent, and as such tend to place ordinary citizens at great risk ;guerrillas
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course POLIT 1550 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Youngstown State University.

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