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An Episode of Existential Uncertainty: The Ontological Security Origins of the War in Donbas

An Episode of Existential Uncertainty: The Ontological Security Origins of the War in Donbas

Despite the fact that the war in eastern Ukraine has been ongoing for over seven years, there remains no satisfactory answer as to what prompted Moscow to invade Donbas in the first place. Explanations range from materialist to ideational — however, none get…

The Escalation Inversion and Other Oddities of Situational Cyber Stability

The Escalation Inversion and Other Oddities of Situational Cyber Stability

As the United States shifts to a new military strategy of defending forward against adversaries in cyberspace, research into the role of cyber capabilities in crisis stability is especially relevant. This paper introduces the concept of situational cyber…

‘Blunt Not the Heart, Enrage It’: The Psychology of Revenge and Deterrence

‘Blunt Not the Heart, Enrage It’: The Psychology of Revenge and Deterrence

Scholars and policymakers have a sophisticated view of deterrence, but still have a poor understanding of its psychological underpinnings.