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Framing the Game: Objections to Bapat’s Game-Theoretic Modeling of the Afghan Surge

Marton, Péter (2010) Framing the Game: Objections to Bapat’s Game-Theoretic Modeling of the Afghan Surge. Working Paper. CKKE.

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Abstract

In a recently published article in the prestigious journal Foreign Policy Analysis, Navin A. Bapat uses a rationalist approach to explain key bargaining processes related to the Afghanistan conflict, concluding that “the Afghan mission may continue for political reasons until it is impossible to sustain militarily.” The article captures the essence of the strategic situation in Afghanistan: the losing dynamic involved. This brief commentary in response is an attempt to shed light on where the tenets of Bapat’s game-theoretic model may be erroneous, even while the model does produce conclusions that appear valid overall.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Series Name:CKKE Occasional Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords:Afganisztán, United States, strategy
Subjects:International relations
ID Code:760
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:31 Jul 2012 08:30
Last Modified:04 Sep 2012 14:26

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