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# International Relations 101

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11. The Shadow of the Future
A lesson with William Spaniel

Can future interactions inspire cooperation today? In this lesson, learn how the prisoner's dilemma affects decisions about repetitive international relations.

Can future interactions inspire cooperation today? In this lesson, learn how the prisoner's dilemma affects decisions about repetitive international relations.

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12. The Grim Trigger Strategy
A lesson with William Spaniel

Learn how, once and for all, states apply game theory logic toward indefinite cooperation. This tutorial explains the grim trigger strategy.

Learn how, once and for all, states apply game theory logic toward indefinite cooperation. This tutorial explains the grim trigger strategy.

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13. The Rationality of War
A lesson with William Spaniel

Why do states fight costly wars? In this tutorial by William Spaniel, learn how bargaining is more effective than war by comparing wars with lawsuits.

Why do states fight costly wars? In this tutorial by William Spaniel, learn how bargaining is more effective than war by comparing wars with lawsuits.

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14. The Unitary Actor Assumption
A lesson with William Spaniel

Can two perfectly intelligent, unbiased leaders fight a war against each other? Answer this question using the unitary actor assumption in this lesson.

Can two perfectly intelligent, unbiased leaders fight a war against each other? Answer this question using the unitary actor assumption in this lesson.

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15. War's Inefficiency Puzzle
A lesson with William Spaniel

Can war be mutually beneficial? In this lesson, learn how states may determine the costs and benefits of war with the help of a simplified example.

Can war be mutually beneficial? In this lesson, learn how states may determine the costs and benefits of war with the help of a simplified example.

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