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Facing Off and Saving Face: Covert Intervention and Escalation Management in the Korean War
Abstract States pursue their cooperative and competitive goals using both public and private policy tools. Yet there is a profound mismatch between the depth, variety, and importance of covertExpand
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Covert Communication: The Intelligibility and Credibility of Signaling in Secret
ABSTRACT Can states credibly communicate their intentions through covert policy tools, despite the absence of credibility-enhancing publicity? Most extant research suggests covert action and secrecyExpand
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Winning the Invisible War: An Agricultural Pilot Plan for Afghanistan
Abstract : When this paper was undertaken in the summer of 2007, one of its purposes was to sound the alarm over Afghanistan and the critical need for comprehensive action across all sectors ofExpand
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The Spotlight's Harsh Glare: Rethinking Publicity and International Order
How does the publicity of states’ illicit activities affect the stability of international order? What does this tell us about when enforcers of international rules publicize these states’Expand
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The Disclosure Dilemma: Nuclear Intelligence and International Organizations
Scholars have long argued that international organizations solve information problems through increased transparency. This article introduces a distinct problem that instead requires suchExpand
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Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics
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Reckless Rhetoric? Compliance Pessimism and International Order in the Age of Trump
How do leaders react to other states’ apparent violations of international laws and norms? Existing scholarship focuses on protective actions that help preserve institutional health, whether throughExpand
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Secrets in Global Governance: Disclosure Dilemmas and the Challenge of International Cooperation
Scholars have long argued that transparency makes international rule violations more visible and improves outcomes. Secrets in Global Governance revises this claim to show how equipping internationalExpand
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Political Irrelevance, Democracy, and the Limits of Militarized Conflict
Although the statistical literature on conflict studies has generated strong and consistent findings on the relationship of political irrelevance and dyadic democracy to conflict, scholars have paidExpand
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Secrecy, Acknowledgement, and War Escalation: A Study in Covert Competition
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