Conceptualizing the Crisis: The Debate between Rationalists and Skeptics
In international crises the sides have to rely on unreliable communication channels and often interpret the other sides’ intentions based on the nature of the actions being taken. This guesswork expands the room for speculation and misinterpretation. The latter, in turn, makes the situation extremely difficult to calculate and, hence, even more dangerous.
Igor A. Istomin, Nikita N. Neklyudov, Andrei A. Sushentsov