Quoted: Daryl Press on Global Credibility


Dartmouth Now takes note when faculty weigh in on issues of the day. Here is today’s “Quoted”:

“A country’s credibility, at least during crises, is driven not by its past behavior but rather by its power and interests. If a country makes threats that it has the power to carry out—and an interest in doing so—those threats will be believed even if the country has bluffed in the past,” says Associate Professor of Government Daryl Press in his book Calculating Credibility: How Leaders Assess Military Threats. The Atlantic quotes Press in a story about former CIA Director and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent comments on President Obama’s foreign policy.

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