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Academic Article: Balancing against Threats

If you find some more mathematics desperately needed in the Czech social sciences, take a look at the recent article by our colleague and Head of the Centre for European Security, Matus Halas, in journal Advances in Complex Systems. The most surprising result of his simulations of the international relations system is a victory of balancing against threats strategy originally proposed by Stephen Walt. Players using this strategy won the Prisoner’s Dilemma tournament in a highly competitive environment even without being too generous as regards cooperation with others. However, they managed to maintain good relations with a tiny group of pre-selected actors---guardians of cooperation. Read more in the article "Balancing against Threats in Interactions Determined by Distance and Overall Gains".