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Arms Denial and Its Strategic Implications

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Arms Denial and Its Strategic Implications

Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
May 8, 2014
12:15-2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Oren Setter, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom

Related Projects: International Security, Science, Technology, and Public Policy


Recent years have seen an increase in the number of "arms denial" attempts, where the acquisition of new capabilities by a given country or non-state actor has been obstructed using a variety of non-cooperative tools that are short of war. Examples include shipment interdictions on the high seas, limited military strikes, and cyber attacks. What are the root causes of this increase? What can be expected in the future? To address these questions, this research develops a formal model exploring the strategic interactions resulting from arms denial and derives theoretical and policy-oriented implications for arms races, conflict management, and regional stability.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.


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