International Security & Foreign Policy

Restraints at the Nuclear Brink: Factors in Keeping War Limited

Grant Year: 2022

Matthew Costlow will assess a variety of factors that may deter an adversary from escalating a conventional conflict to either limited or general nuclear war. He will undertake a literature review across governmental and nongovernmental writings on intra-conflict deterrence, interview civilian and military experts, and engage with senior reviewers who will provide feedback throughout the project. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

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