chapter  5
Strategies
Knowing when to keep calm and carry on
WithJasper Kim
Pages 11

The assumption of rational behavior pervades and permeates academic and practitioner circles. Some, however, may find such broad-sweeping generalizations questionable and dubious – perhaps reflecting a more skeptical view of an uncertain world involving clashes of civilizations, cultures, and costs.

One virtue underlying the assumption of a world full of rational choice actors is that such sweeping assumption helps create a framework from which to categorize and analyze among a seemingly vast and expanding universe of information under the greater rubric of strategies. Such strategies covered in this chapter include Prisoner’s Dilemma, dominant strategy, mutually assured destruction, tit-for-tat, strategic points, and strategic information. This chapter’s surveyed strategies provide useful guidance into knowing when to stay calm and carry on.