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Author Coaty, Patrick C.,
Title Small state behavior in strategic and intelligence studies : David's sling / Patrick C. Coaty.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Author Coaty, Patrick C.,
Subject States, Small.
International relations.
Military intelligence.
Description 1 online resource
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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 17, 2018).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Small state behavior has been largely ignored by academics in both international relations and strategic/intelligence studies. Yet, when we analyze the root causes of war, insurrections, rebellions, revolutions and general sociological human behavior, it is the small state actors that are usually at the epicenter of the tumultuous event. It is the spark from inside the small state actor - whether it is Serbia, Czechoslovakia, Cuba, Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq or Syria -- that seemingly leads to internal and external confrontations that inevitably involve much larger states. To date, a book length analysis like this has yet to be published. The scope of this project is to provide an analysis of a sampling of small state's behavior in order to build on a unifying theory of security/intelligence studies. This analysis will necessarily survey the breadth of security/intelligence studies from Clausewitz to current applicable United Nations' Resolutions and international law. In short, if we can understand how political structures affect the behavior of small states, it will be a major contribution to the field of security/intelligence studies enabling policy makers, scholars and the general public to separate fact from myth in analyzing the strategic policies of small states."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Theoretical and Operational Definitions of Strategy -- 3. American Strategic Culture: The Effort and Responsibility of Invention -- 4. The Long March: China's Use of Proliferation as a Means for Obtaining "Great Power" Status -- 5. India and Pakistan: Familiarity Breeds Contempt, Proliferation as an Object of Envy -- 6. Israel: The Case for Ambiguity -- 7. Proliferation and Preventive War: The Clash of Pseudo-Environments -- The United States, Iran, and North Korea -- 8. Conclusion: What Is the Nature of Small State Proliferation?.
ISBN 9783319894478 (electronic bk.)
3319894471 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1035556408
Additional Format Original 3319894463 9783319894461 (OCoLC)1028623905.

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