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Strategic rivalries (World politics)

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    • found: Work cat.: Strategic rivalries in world politics : position, space, and conflict escalation, 2007:p. 3 (strategic rivalries, relationships in which decision-makers have singled out other states as distinctive competitors and enemies posing potential or actual military threat, U.S.-USSR-dominated Cold War is outstanding illustration in recent world politics) p. 4 (strategic rivals compete over unresolved goal incompatibilities, engage in competitive actions combining to form stream of conflict, altering way objective events are perceived, and experience intensity variation of competition over time; Peru-Ecuador, Greece-Turkey, India-Pakistan, and the two Koreas are contemporary examples)
    • found: Evolutionary interpretations of world politics, 2001:p. 219 (strategic rivalries involve identification of competitors as unusually menacing because they invoke some potential for military threat not associated with other competitors (Thonpson 1998))
    • found: The dynamics of enduring rivalries, 1998:p. 31 (not all commercial rivalries become strategic rivalries, and not all strategic rivalries escalate to war)
    • found: An introduction to the causes of war, 2007:p. 304 (Thompson posits three criteria for strategic rivalries: 1) actors must regard each other competitors in the same league; 2) source of actual or latent threats that have potential to become militarized; 3) as enemies)
    • found: Bound by struggle : the strategic evolution of enduring international rivalries, c2002.
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