Crisis Bargaining and Nuclear Blackmail

  title={Crisis Bargaining and Nuclear Blackmail},
  author={Todd S. Sechser and Matthew Fuhrmann},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={173 - 195}
Abstract Do nuclear weapons offer coercive advantages in international crisis bargaining? Almost seventy years into the nuclear age, we still lack a complete answer to this question. While scholars have devoted significant attention to questions about nuclear deterrence, we know comparatively little about whether nuclear weapons can help compel states to change their behavior. This study argues that, despite their extraordinary power, nuclear weapons are uniquely poor instruments of compellence… 
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