Weaponized Interdependence: How Global Economic Networks Shape State Coercion

  title={Weaponized Interdependence: How Global Economic Networks Shape State Coercion},
  author={Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman},
  journal={International Security},
Liberals claim that globalization has led to fragmentation and decentralized networks of power relations. This does not explain how states increasingly “weaponize interdependence” by leveraging global networks of informational and financial exchange for strategic advantage. The theoretical literature on network topography shows how standard models predict that many networks grow asymmetrically so that some nodes are far more connected than others. This model nicely describes several key global… 
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