Great Powers, Small Wars: asymmetric conflict since 1945
Call Number: 355.0218 Deriglazova 2014
Publication Date: 2014-02-25
In sophisticated combination of quantitative research and two in-depth case studies, Larisa Deriglazova first surveys armed conflicts since World War II in which one opponent is much stronger than the other. She then focuses on the experiences of Britain's decolonization after World War II and the United States' Iraq War beginning in 2003. The survey in Great Powers, Small Wars employs several large databases to identify basic characteristics and variables of wars between enemies of disproportionate power. The case studies focus on the economics, domestic politics, and international factors that ultimately shaped miltiary events more than military capacity and strategy.