Nuclear Superiority and the Balance of Resolve: Explaining Nuclear Crisis Outcomes

  title={Nuclear Superiority and the Balance of Resolve: Explaining Nuclear Crisis Outcomes},
  author={Matthew Kroenig},
  journal={International Organization},
  pages={141 - 171}
  • M. Kroenig
  • Published 1 January 2013
  • Physics
  • International Organization
Abstract Scholars have long debated whether nuclear superiority or the balance of resolve shapes the probability of victory in nuclear crises, but they have not clearly articulated a mechanism linking superiority to victory, nor have they systematically analyzed the entire universe of empirical cases. Beginning from a nuclear brinkmanship theory framework, I develop a new theory of nuclear crisis outcomes, which links nuclear superiority to victory in nuclear crises precisely through its effect… 
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