The Strategy of Conquest

May 2017
Marcin Dziubinski, Sanjeev Goyal, David E. N. Minarsch

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 interconnected opponents. We study the resources, technology, and the network of connections, on the dynamics of war and on the prospects of peace.