What Deters and Why: Exploring Requirements for Effective Deterrence of Interstate Aggression
RAND Corp Santa Monica United States
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The challenge of deterring territorial aggression, which for several decades has been an afterthought in U.S. strategy toward most regions of the world, is taking on renewed importance. An increasingly belligerent Russia is threatening Eastern Europe and the Baltic States with possible aggression, conventional and otherwise. China is pursuing its territorial ambitions in the East and South China Seas with greater force, including the construction of artificial islands and occasional bouts of outright physical intimidation. North Korea remains a persistent threat to the Republic of Korea ROK,including the possibility of large-scale aggression using its rapidly advancing nuclear arsenal.
- Government and Political Science