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Bester, Helmut; Konrad, Kai A. (2005): Easy targets and the timing of conflict. In: Journal of Theoretical Politics, Vol. 17, No. 2: pp. 199-215

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Contestants have to choose whether to initiate a contest or war, or whether to remain peaceful for another period. We find that agents wait and initiate the contest once their rival is sufficiently weak to be an easy target. Copyright © 2005 Sage Publications.

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