When is the set of rationalizable strategies not equal to the set that is left after IESDS? My thoughts are: I know that a rationalizable strategy is that which is a best response for Player i given what Player -i does and thus the set of rationalizable strategies would include all the strategies of player i such that each of them is a BR to any other strategy of Player-i. As such, for sure we will include in the set all of the strictly dominant strategies so if there are only strictly dominant and strictly dominated strategies the set after IESDS will result in the same as the set of rationalizable strategies.
Nevertheless, if there exists also some weakly dominant strategies, the set of rationalizable strategies will also contain this because a weakly dominant strategy is a best response to some strategy -i as it pays more in at least some case. In this sense, the set of rationalizable strategies can comprehend the result not only the IESDS but include the weakly dominant strategies and as such, be wider than the set remaining after IESDS.
I know the last is incorrect because the set of rationalizable strategies cannot be greater than the set surviving IESDS. Can someone clarify the matter?