How “Pinky Promise” diplomacy once stopped a war in the Middle East

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An incredible example of game theory’s Generous Tit for Tat strategy being utilised in diplomacy during a real-world crisis—stopping a military escalation between Israel and Jordan in the eve of the 1990 Gulf War. Also includes some hilarious accounts from the King of Jordan himself (I can’t figure out if he’s aware of his comic timing or simply talking naturally).