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Why U.S. Power Does Not Deter Challenges

A short commentary piece of mine on “Why U.S. Power Does Not Deter Challenges” is out in the latest issue of the Yale Journal of International Affairs. The main argument:

“Deterrence and coercion do not only require credible threats that harm will follow from defiance. They require credible assurances that no harm will follow from compliance. In order for America to expect compliance with U.S. demands, it must persuade its foes that they will be punished if and only if they defy us.”

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