Hesse, Andrei
Game Theory and the Cuban Missile Crisis
Using Schelling’s Strategy of Conflict to analyse the Cuban Missile Crisis
96 Seiten
21 x 14,8 x 0,7 cm
Erscheinungstermin 01.05.2010
Bestell-Nr. P86924655
ISBN 978-3-86924-655-0
Preis 34,90 (inkl. 7% Mwst)

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Considered as one of the most threatening confrontations during the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis has seen many debates. Political scientist Andrei Hesse compiles newly released testimonies of involved personnel with an analysis of Thomas Schelling's theories of conflict strategy and game theoretic approaches. This allows for a unique perspective on the events during the crisis and explains on the basis of game theory why the actors pursued their strategies and how they reached their agreements during these tense days. The book provides a concise analysis of the conflict and gives a critical view on the applicability of game theory in international relations.