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Dynamics of Asymmetric Territorial Conflict: A Model

  • Uri Resnick
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Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to construct a model which can explain the changing behavior witnessed in many protracted territorial conflicts. The first important distinction I make is between ‘symmetric’ and ‘asymmetric’ conflicts, where the asymmetry concerns the rivals’ relative capabilities. Such asymmetry can be expected to spawn different patterns of behavior, primarily with regard to the extent and frequency of violence and territorial change. I present a simple model to explain these expected differences. This model illustrates the need for a more elaborate model in studying asymmetric conflicts, and is suggestive of the important features such a model might possess.

Keywords

Discount Factor Territorial Division Dynamic Game Repeated Game Future Expectation 
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© Uri Resnick 2013

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  • Uri Resnick

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