The collective security dilemma of preemptive strikes


Kai A. Konrad

In conflict situations, as diverse as the defense of corporations against hostile takeovers, sabotage in internal labor markets, or international conflict actors can forestall an attack by pre-emptively destroying the resources and capabilities of a potential attacker. The analysis studies how the incentives in a group of potential targets of attack depend on the order in which the targets have the option to neutralise individual potential attackers.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2023.10.010

Veröffentlichung:   European Journal of Operational Research, 313(3), 1191-1199