Resolving Attacker-Defender Conflicts through Intergroup Negotiation

Resolving Attacker-Defender Conflicts through Intergroup Negotiation

Behavioral and Brain Sciences. August
2019, Vol. 42

The target article focuses on how attacker-defender conflicts are fought. This commentary complements it by considering how attacker-defender conflicts may be resolved at the bargaining table. I highlight multiple linkages between asymmetric intergroup conflict as modeled with the attacker-defender game and negotiation research and illustrate how the proposed model of attacker-defender conflicts can inspire new research on intergroup negotiation.