Deterrence rests on the assumption that any nuclear power has a credible second-strike capability.
Let's assume that state A and state B are enemies and both have second-strike capabilities, but state A thinks that if it launches a first-strike on state B, it can destroy B's second-strike capability and therefore make B surrender.
Discuss whether this is a plausible scenario or not.
What political and economic differences have Europe and the United States developed?
In a play on words, some analysts have changed the term 'market capitalism,' which describes America's economic system, to 'Marxist capitalism,' to describe China's economic system.
What do they mean by this?