chapter  6
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Deterrence in an Age of Asymmetric Rivals: Rogue Leaders and Terrorists

ByJERROLD M. POST

In this chapter, I will provide summaries of actor-specic behavior models for the psychology and political behavior of two rogue national leaders, Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Kim Jong-il of North Korea, as well as the social psychology of nonstate terrorist actors, and discuss in a post-Cold War framework the implications of these understandings for policies designed to inhibit and counter the policies and goals of these adversaries. Note: Inhibit and counter, not deter. is will be both broader and less specic than that of the doctrine of deterrence theory in the Cold War era.