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Why Minor Powers Risk Wars with Major Powers: A Comparative Study of the Post-Cold War Era

Through a range of case studies spanning the post-Cold War period in Iraq, Moldova and Serbia, this book studies asymmetric conflicts where warring sides exhibit vast power differentials.

Marinko Bobić
23 October 2019
More information at Bristol University Press

In this book, Marinko Bobić uses multiple theories to examine the different pathways that encourage minor powers to engage in both offensive and defensive wars that they are likely to lose, analysing domestic crisis as a key catalyst and considering ways to mitigate conditions that drive conflict. The author provides an important framework that can be applied to contemporary conflicts elsewhere.

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