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

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