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04-02-2010, 01:59 PM
Hat tip to Patrick Porter's blog which reviews a new book:
Am reading a fascinating book right now on the question of reputation: Daryl Press’ Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats.

His bottom line? That although states often fight or prolong wars in order to safeguard their international reputation for keeping commitments and to avoid being thought of as irresolute, this world view may be mistaken.


Amazon links: (UK) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Calculating-Credibility-Leaders-Military-Security/dp/0801474159/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270207527&sr=8-1 (USA) http://www.amazon.com/Calculating-Credibility-Leaders-Military-Security/dp/0801474159/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270215298&sr=1-1