Global politics involves continuous tensions and conflict from a variety of sources. Global politics plays a role in the regulation of international conflict. During October 1962 we had what they called the Cuban Missile Crisis. This was one of the first times a world order forced policy makers to confront the reality of the nuclear age. The risk of losing control was far greater than had been considered. The greatest risk did not originate from the leaders themselves but from actions, events, and errors beyond their control. Because the lethality of modern weapons has continued to increase, major powers have tended to rely on threats rather than on overt force. If deterrence and coercive diplomacy are to be effective instruments of presuasion, the threats of force must be sufficiently potent and credible to prevent unwanted behaviors and to compel behavorial change. Are threats effective? Does the show of military force or non military,(low intensity conflit, LIC), force increase a country's ablity to influence foreign policy behavior?
LIC with the use of Guerrilia wars are considered rural military conflicts using unconventional tatics. Long term conflicts of attrition that see to wear down the enemy. Gurrellas aim to weaken the ruling authorities by imposing significant economic costs on them. Some significant goals is to cause economic damage, alienating citizens from their government. The main goal of Guerrilias are to topple existing regimes by resorting to unconventional force.
This post goes out to my friend Nedel in the memory of his grandmother.