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Journal Article - Cambridge Review of International Affairs

Tunnel at the End of the Light: A Critique of US Counter-terrorist Grand Strategy

| October 2002

"This essay introduces a theoretically grounded critique of US counterterrorist grand strategy in reaction to the destruction of the World Trade Center's twin towers in New York and a portion of the Pentagon in Washington, DC, on September 11th 2001."

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Journal Article - International Security

How the Weak Win Wars: A Theory of Asymmetric Conflict

| Summer 2001

Ivan Arreguín-Toft of Harvard University offers a theory of asymmetric conflict to explain “how a weak actor’s strategy can make a strong actor’s power irrevlevant.” According to Arreguín-Toft, the interaction of actor strategies is the best predictor of asymmetric conflict outcomes. After providing quantitative and qualitative tests of his theory, he considers some of the implications of his thesis for both theory building and policymaking.