The power to coerce : countering adversaries without going to war

"Mounting costs, risks, and public misgivings of waging war are raising the importance of U.S. power to coerce (P2C). The best P2C options are financial sanctions, support for political opposition to hostile regimes, and offensive cyber operations"--Publisher's description

Main Authors: Gompert, David C., Binnendijk, Hans (Author)
Corporate Author: Arroyo Center
Format: eBook
Published: Santa Monic, Calif. RAND 2016, [2016]©2016
Series:Research report
Online Access:
Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-42)
  • Declining utility of military force and increasing importance of nonmilitary power
  • The power to coerce
  • Forms and uses of American coercive power
  • Economic sanctions
  • Arms and technology embargoes
  • Exploitation of energy supplies
  • Maritime intercept
  • Support for adversaries' opponents
  • Offensive cyber operations
  • Assessment of options
  • Communications
  • Findings and recommendations
  • Countering Adversaries Without Going to War: Declining Utility of Military Force and Increasing Importance of Nonmilitary Power
  • The Power to Coerce
  • Forms and Uses of American Coercive Power
  • Economic Sanctions
  • Arms and Technology Embargoes
  • Exploitation of Energy Supplies
  • Maritime Intercept
  • Support for Adversaries' Opponents
  • Offensive Cyber Operations
  • Assessment of Options
  • Communications
  • Findings and Recommendations
  • Abbreviations
  • References