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Published: 22 March 2018

280 Pages | 4 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190849184

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The Logic of American Nuclear Strategy

Why Strategic Superiority Matters

Matthew Kroenig

  • Advances a new theory of nuclear deterrence: the superiority-brinkmanship synthesis theory
  • Provides the first coherent theoretical explanation for why nuclear (or strategic) superiority matters
  • Conducts a systematic empirical examination of the effects of the nuclear balance of power on international politics, analyzing new data from 1945 to the present
  • Offers concrete guidance to policymakers about how to design the ideal nuclear posture

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