IntlSecurity 11 DeterrenceofStrongbyWeak

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11: Deterrence of the Strong by the Weak Why look at the “weak?” smaller countries face tough security concerns and have  to think more carefully about how they will use their scarce resources  Dissuading a More Powerful Adversary:  Strategic Choices  They will think about ways to use force indirectly Especially up against superpowers 1.  Dissuasion by Defense Not feasible against a stronger adversary (US, China, Britain, France) 2.  Dissuasion by Extended Deterrence/Defense (Depend on Powerful  Ally) Convincing ally that we have a strong and powerful ally that will come  to our rescue by either punishing adversary or by defending us 3.  Dissuasion by Deterrence Relying on Conventional Forces They don’t have nuclear weapons yet but they can threat a nationalist  struggle against forces. Even if they succeed the punishment will be  too horrifying, don’t even bother 4.  Dissuasion by Deterrence Relying on Nuclear Forces If they have nuclear weapons, they only need a few to inflict horrifying  damage Context for Strategic Choice during the Cold War (3 key features) A.  Bipolarity   Depend on Superpower Ally Weaker states faced an incentive to try to recruit a partner (strong  country ally) that will protect them
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