International and Regional Security

International and Regional Security

Finally, the book addresses the debate on the future of war and peace in the 21st century. This book will be essential reading for students of international security, regional security, Middle Eastern politics, foreign policy and IR.

Author: Benjamin Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317285540

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This volume is a collection of the best essays of Professor Benjamin Miller on the subjects of international and regional security. The book analyses the interrelationships between international politics and regional and national security, with a special focus on the sources of international conflict and collaboration and the causes of war and peace. More specifically, it explains the sources of intended and unintended great-power conflict and collaboration. The book also accounts for the sources of regional war and peace by developing the concept of the state-to-nation balance. Thus the volume is able to explain the variations in the outcomes of great power interventions and the differences in the level and type of war and peace in different eras and various parts of the world. For example, the book’s model can account for recent outcomes such as the effects of the 2003 American intervention in Iraq, the post-2011 Arab Spring and the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine. The book also provides a model for explaining the changes in American grand strategy with a special focus on accounting for the causes of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Finally, the book addresses the debate on the future of war and peace in the 21st century. This book will be essential reading for students of international security, regional security, Middle Eastern politics, foreign policy and IR.
Categories: Political Science

The Causes of the War of 1812

The Causes of the War of 1812

This volume offers the first analysis of the causes of the war from both the British and American points of view, showing clearly that, contrary to the popular misconception, the war's basic causes are to. be found not in America but in ...

Author: Reginald Horsman

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512802672

Category: History

Page: 344

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The origins of the War of 1812 have long been a source of confusion for historians, owing to the lack of attention that has been paid to England's part in precipitating the conflict and to the overemphasis placed on "western expansionist" factors. This volume offers the first analysis of the causes of the war from both the British and American points of view, showing clearly that, contrary to the popular misconception, the war's basic causes are to. be found not in America but in Europe. For unless one accepts the view that America committed an act of pure aggression in 1812, one must turn to the motives underlying British policy to deter­mine why America felt it had to fight. In the years immediately preceding the war (1803-1812), England was dominated by a faction that pledged itself not only to defeat Napoleon but also to maintain British commercial supremacy. The two main points of contention between England and America during this period—impress­ment and the restrictions imposed by the Orders in Council—were direct results of these commitments. America finally had no alternative but to oppose with force British maritime policy, which, although partly caused by jealousy of American commercial growth, stemmed in large measure from involvement in total war with France. In addition to tracing the gradual drift to war in America, Reginald Horsman shows that the Indian problem and American expansionist designs against Canada played small part in bringing about the struggle. He examines the efforts made by America to avoid conflict through means of economic coercion, efforts whose failure confronted the nation with two choices: war or submission to England. Since the latter alternative presented more terrors to the recent colonists, America went to war.
Categories: History

Eritrea

Eritrea

Author: Wolde-Yesus Ammar

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:123495335

Category: Eritrea

Page: 153

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Categories: Eritrea

Causes of War

Causes of War

In this book, Stephen Van Evera frames five conditions that increase the risk of interstate war: false optimism about the likely outcome of a war, a first-strike advantage, fluctuation in the relative power of states, circumstances that ...

Author: Stephen Van Evera

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801467196

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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What causes war? How can military conflicts best be prevented? In this book, Stephen Van Evera frames five conditions that increase the risk of interstate war: false optimism about the likely outcome of a war, a first-strike advantage, fluctuation in the relative power of states, circumstances that allow nations to parlay one conquest into another, and circumstances that make conquest easy. According to Van Evera, all but one of these conditions-false optimism-rarely occur today, but policymakers often erroneously believe in their existence. He argues that these misperceptions are responsible for many modern wars, and explores both World Wars, the Korean War, and the 1967 Mideast War as test cases. Finally, he assesses the possibility of nuclear war by applying all five hypotheses to its potential onset. Van Evera's book demonstrates that ideas from the Realist paradigm can offer strong explanations for international conflict and valuable prescriptions for its control.
Categories: Political Science

Theory and Research on the Causes of War

Theory and Research on the Causes of War

Som et bidrag til konfliktforskningen har de to redaktører samlet 20 udvalgte artikler vedr. kriser og krige/konflikter og årsagerne dertil.

Author: Richard Christopher Snyder

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J : Prentice-Hall

ISBN: STANFORD:36105033988085

Category: International relations

Page: 314

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Som et bidrag til konfliktforskningen har de to redaktører samlet 20 udvalgte artikler vedr. kriser og krige/konflikter og årsagerne dertil. Artiklerne er udvalgt til at belyse bogens syv afsnit. Part One: The Study of War: Theory and Method; Part Two: Motives and Perceptions underlying into War; Part Three: Movement toward War: From Motives and Perceptions to Actions; Part Four: Restraints against Use of Violence: Military Preparations; Part Five: Nonmilitary Restraints and the Peaceful Resolution of Controversy; Part Six: The Incidence of War: Statistical Evidence; Part Seven: Toward an Integrated Theory and Cumulative Research.
Categories: International relations

The War Makers

The War Makers

Author: Edward Wellmore

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:26009608

Category: Peace

Page: 24

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Categories: Peace

The Causes of the Bangladesh War

The Causes of the Bangladesh War

An enquiry into the causes of the Bangladesh War

Author: Iain Cochrane

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781445240435

Category:

Page: 109

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An enquiry into the causes of the Bangladesh War
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Causes of War

Causes of War

Author: Stephen William Van Evera

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2930684

Category:

Page: 1624

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Causes of War

Causes of War

Thus false optimism seemsa potentand pervasive cause of war. Statesare far more warliloe when they are in the thrall of false optimism.

Author: Stephen Van Evera

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801467189

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 978

What causes war? How can military conflicts best be prevented? A prominent political scientist here addresses these questions, offering ideas that will be widely debated. Stephen Van Evera frames five conditions that increase the risk of interstate war: false optimism about the likely outcome of a war, a first-strike advantage, fluctuation in the relative power of states, circumstances that allow nations to parlay one conquest into another, and circumstances that make conquest easy. According to Van Evera, all but one of these conditions—false optimism—rarely occur today, but policymakers often erroneously believe in their existence. He argues that these misperceptions are responsible for many modern wars, and explores both World Wars, the Korean War, and the 1967 Mideast War as test cases. Finally, he assesses the possibility of nuclear war by applying all five hypotheses to its potential onset. Van Evera's book demonstrates that ideas from the Realist paradigm can offer strong explanations for international conflict and valuable prescriptions for its control.
Categories: Political Science

Causes of War 3rd Ed

Causes of War  3rd Ed

5: Death-Watch and Scapegoat Wars i A search for causes common to many wars of the eighteenth century reveals one obvious clue.

Author: Geoffrey Blainey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780029035917

Category: History

Page: 325

View: 199

Categories: History

The Economic Causes of War

The Economic Causes of War

Author: Lionel Robbins Baron Robbins

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1120812844

Category: War

Page: 124

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Categories: War

Conflict After the Cold War

Conflict After the Cold War

New to the Fifth Edition: Original introductions to each of 10 major parts as well as to the book as a whole have been updated by the author.

Author: Richard K. Betts

Publisher:

ISBN: 1138290696

Category: Political Science

Page: 682

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Edited by one of the most renowned scholars in the field, Richard Betts' 'Conflict After the Cold War' assembles classic and contemporary readings on enduring problems of international security. Offering broad historical and philosophical breadth, the carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this popular reader help students engage key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take. 'Conflict After the Cold War' encourages closer scrutiny of the political, economic, social, and military factors that drive war and peace. New to the Fifth Edition: * Original introductions to each of 10 major parts as well as to the book as a whole have been updated by the author. * An entirely new section (Part IX) on "Threat Assessment and Misjudgment" explores fundamental problems in diagnosing danger, understanding strategic choices, and measuring costs against benefits in wars over limited stakes. *12 new readings have been added or revised: Fred C. Ikle, "The Dark Side of Progress" G. John Ikenberry, "China's Choice" Kenneth N. Waltz, "Why Nuclear Proliferation May Be Good" Daniel Byman, "Drones: Technology Serves Strategy" Audrey Kurth Cronin, "Drones: Tactics Undermine Strategy" Eyre Crowe and Thomas Sanderson, "The German Threat? 1907" Neville Henderson, "The German Threat? 1938" Vladimir Putin, "The Threat to Ukraine from the West" Eliot A. Cohen, "The Russian Threat" James C. Thomson, Jr., "How Could Vietnam Happen? An Autopsy" Stephen Biddle, "Afghanistan's Legacy" Martin C. Libicki, "Why Cyberdeterrence is Different".
Categories: Political Science

Causes of War

Causes of War

HYPOTHESES ON THE LINK BETWEEN NON-RECOGNITION AND WAR How non-recognition causes war According to the general thesis presented in this book, ...

Author: Thomas Lindemann

Publisher: ECPR Press

ISBN: 9781907301018

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Theories on the origins of war are often based on the premise that the rational actor is in pursuit of material satisfaction, such as the quest for power or for wealth. These perspectives disregard the need for homo symbolicus – meaning the preservation of a positive self-image for both emotional and instrumental reasons. A good reputation ensures authority and material resources. Non-recognition can be as much as an explanation of war as that of other explicative 'variables'. Two empirical studies examining the role of non-recognition in great power conflicts and in international crises will demonstrate the value of this symbolic approach.
Categories: Political Science

The Causes of War

The Causes of War

Finally, religion remained a constant cause for war, both in terms of fighting other faiths and of inter-faith warfare. The main difference was in Asia, ...

Author: Alexander Gillespie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509912186

Category: Law

Page: 504

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This is the fourth volume of a projected six-volume series charting the causes of war from 3000 BCE to the present day, written by a leading international lawyer, and using as its principal materials the documentary history of international law, largely in the form of treaties and the negotiations which led up to them. These volumes seek to show why millions of people, over thousands of years, slew each other. In departing from the various theories put forward by historians, anthropologists and psychologists, the author offers a different taxonomy of the causes of war, focusing on the broader settings of politics, religion, migrations and empire-building. These four contexts were dominant and often overlapping justifications during the first four thousand years of human civilisation, for which written records exist.
Categories: Law

War and Its Causes

War and Its Causes

This interdisciplinary book assesses the causes of war, considering what war actually is--key for understanding its causes.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538117916

Category: History

Page: 241

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This interdisciplinary book assesses the causes of war, considering what war actually is--key for understanding its causes. Black marshals global examples from the fifteenth century to the present, analyzing the three main types of war--between cultures, within cultures, and civil--emphasizing the social and cultural factors leading to conflict.
Categories: History