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Author Deriglazova, L. V. (Larisa Valer╩╣evna), author

Title Great Powers, Small Wars : Asymmetric Conflict since 1945 / Larisa Deriglazova
Published Baltimore [Maryland] : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014]
Baltimore, Maryland : Project Muse, 2018
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxiv, 384 pages) :) : illustrations
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Preface : asymmetric conflicts : an equation with many unknowns -- Origin and development of the asymmetric conflict concept -- Identifying the asymmetry factor in armed conflicts -- The dissolution of the British Empire and asymmetric conflicts in dependencies -- The US war in Iraq, 2003-2009 -- Conclusion : analyzing asymmetric conflicts using the model
Summary In a sophisticated combination of quantitative research and two in-depth case studies, Larisa Deriglazova surveys armed conflicts post World War II in which one power is much stronger than the other. She then focuses on the experiences of British decolonization after World War II and the United States in the 2003 Iraq war. Great Powers, Small Wars employs several large databases to identify basic characteristics and variables of wars between enemies of disproportionate power. Case studies examine the economics, domestic politics, and international factors that ultimately shaped military events more than military capacity and strategy
Notes Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Asymmetric warfare -- History -- 20th century.
Asymmetric warfare -- History -- 21st century.
Great powers -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Great powers -- History, Military -- 21st century.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Project Muse, distributor
Project Muse.
ISBN 1421428512