Informational Considerations in Conflict Bargaining
The inefficiency puzzle of war has encouraged extant scholarship on conflict bargaining to offer rationalist explanations for wars’ onset, duration, and ultimate termination (Fearon, 1995; Wagner, 2000; Filson and Werner, 2002; Reiter, 2003). Albeit, the literature on bargaining is void of informational considerations. This project aims to supplant existing models of conflict bargaining by considering the role of information and disinformation in the context of strategic interactions between disputants. Specifically, the project builds and explores two additional models of conflict bargaining: (1) sectional probing and (2) diversion of enemy resources.