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The Resource Knowing the adversary : leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo

Knowing the adversary : leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo

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Knowing the adversary : leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations
Title
Knowing the adversary
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leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations
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Keren Yarhi-Milo
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eng
Summary
States are more likely to engage in risky and destabilizing actions such as military buildups and preemptive strikes if they believe their adversaries pose a tangible threat. Yet despite the crucial importance of this issue, we don't know enough about how states and their leaders draw inferences about their adversaries' long-term intentions. Knowing the Adversary draws on a wealth of historical archival evidence to shed new light on how world leaders and intelligence organizations actually make these assessments. Keren Yarhi-Milo examines three cases: Britain's assessments of Nazi Germany's intentions in the 1930s, America's assessments of the Soviet Union's intentions during the Carter administration, and the Reagan administration's assessments of Soviet intentions near the end of the Cold War. She advances a new theoretical framework<U+0127> �called selective attention<U+0127> �that emphasizes organizational dynamics, personal diplomatic interactions, and cognitive and affective factors. Yarhi-Milo finds that decision makers don't pay as much attention to those aspects of state behavior that major theories of international politics claim they do. Instead, they tend to determine the intentions of adversaries on the basis of preexisting beliefs, theories, and personal impressions. Yarhi-Milo also shows how intelligence organizations rely on very different indicators than decision makers, focusing more on changes in the military capabilities of adversaries.--
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Uk
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1978-
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Yarhi-Milo, Keren
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Intelligence service
  • International relations
  • World politics
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
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Knowing the adversary : leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Theories of Intentions and the Problem of Attention 14 Chapter 2 I ndicators of Nazi Germany's Intentions and the Coming of World War II, 1934-39 44 Chapter 3 British Decision Makers' Perceptions of Nazi Germany's Intentions 58 Chapter 4 The British Intelligence Community's Assessments of Nazi Germany's Intentions 102 Chapter 5 The Carter Era and the Collapse of Détente, 1977-80 114 Chapter 6 US Decision Makers' Perceptions of Soviet Intentions: The Collapse of Détente 126 Chapter 7 The US Intelligence Community's Assessments of Soviet Intentions: The Collapse of Détente 158 Chapter 8 I ndicators of Soviet Intentions and the End of the Cold War, 1985-88 178 Chapter 9 US Decision Makers' Perceptions of Soviet Intentions: The End of the Cold War 192 Chapter 10 The US Intelligence Community's Assessments of Soviet Intentions: The End of the Cold War 224 Chapter 11 S ummary and Implications 241 Appendix: Summary of Hypotheses 255 Notes 259 Index 345
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FIEb17537794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780691159164
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • (Uk)016828264
  • (OCoLC)875770698
Label
Knowing the adversary : leaders, intelligence, and assessment of intentions in international relations, Keren Yarhi-Milo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgments ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Theories of Intentions and the Problem of Attention 14 Chapter 2 I ndicators of Nazi Germany's Intentions and the Coming of World War II, 1934-39 44 Chapter 3 British Decision Makers' Perceptions of Nazi Germany's Intentions 58 Chapter 4 The British Intelligence Community's Assessments of Nazi Germany's Intentions 102 Chapter 5 The Carter Era and the Collapse of Détente, 1977-80 114 Chapter 6 US Decision Makers' Perceptions of Soviet Intentions: The Collapse of Détente 126 Chapter 7 The US Intelligence Community's Assessments of Soviet Intentions: The Collapse of Détente 158 Chapter 8 I ndicators of Soviet Intentions and the End of the Cold War, 1985-88 178 Chapter 9 US Decision Makers' Perceptions of Soviet Intentions: The End of the Cold War 192 Chapter 10 The US Intelligence Community's Assessments of Soviet Intentions: The End of the Cold War 224 Chapter 11 S ummary and Implications 241 Appendix: Summary of Hypotheses 255 Notes 259 Index 345
Control code
FIEb17537794
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 355 pages
Isbn
9780691159164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • (Uk)016828264
  • (OCoLC)875770698

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