“The Strategy of Conquest” by Professor Sanjeev Goyal
The University of Cambridge
In the study of war, a recurring observation is that conflict between two opponents is shaped by third parties. The actions of these parties are in turn influenced by other proximate players. These considerations lead us to propose a model with multiple inter-connected opponents. We study the influence of resources, technology, and the network of connections, on the dynamics of war and on the prospects of peace.