strategic theory

strategic theory

(INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) theoretical analysis of the military and associated political strategies pursued by NATION STATES in advancing their own interests. Among the social science theories applied in this area have been ‘decision theory’ and the THEORY OF GAMES. See also ARMS RACE, BALANCE OF POWER, CLAUSEWITZ, COLD WAR, NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, MUTUAL ASSURED DESTRUCTION, NATION-STATE SYSTEM.
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