Under what conditions can two parties play nice with one another? This lesson introduces the idea of conflict versus cooperation in international relations.
How can individually rational behavior lead to collectively bad outcomes? Find out in this tutorial, which reviews the prisoner's dilemma through game theory.
Why did World War I start? Through the lens of this major event in international relations history, learn how preemptive decision can lead to massive war.
Why was it so hard to establish free trade? This lesson explores how the basic principles of international relations encourage high tariffs.
Why do states stockpile weapons and never use them? This lesson explains how the prisoner's dilemma contributes to the decision to engage in arms races.
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