Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict

Gambling and War: Risk, Reward, and Chance in International Conflict

by Justin Conrad

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682472194
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,221,109
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


JUSTIN CONRAD, PHD, is associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Conrad has published studies on international conflict and terrorism in leading academic journals. He is also an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and a terrible poker player.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 The Bet to End All Bets 19

2 How Weak Players Overcome Stronger Adversaries 54

3 Game Flow and Reputation 86

4 Mistakes, Misperceptions, and Losing the Hand 115

5 Russians and Roulette 148

Conclusion 178

Appendix A Interstate Wars, 1816-2007 195

Appendix B Casino Game Rules 201

Notes 205

Index 237

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