- Subject index
International Conflict: Logic and Evidence is based on the premise that proper understanding of international conflict - a necessary prerequisite for achieving peace - can come only from logic and evidence, not from opinion and anecdote. This groundbreaking book introduces students to international conflict's key theories and empirical research. Throughout the text, author Stephen L. Quackenbush gives examples that enable readers to see the theory in real-world events, and provides the data from the most recent research. Covering the entire process of interstate war, from causes of conflict to escalation, conduct, resolution, and recurrence, the book provides readers with a fascinating, thorough study that will help them understand how international conflict works.
Chapter 14: What Have We Learned About War?
What Have We Learned About War?
Italian reinforcements march on their way to the front in June 1918. The massive costs of World War I a century ago led to a great increase in research seeking to understand international conflict. What have we learned about war since then?
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[Page 331]In this book, we have examined the entire process of war, including a variety of factors explaining the causes of conflict, the escalation of disputes to war, and war’s conduct and aftermath. Contiguous states are more likely to fight while jointly democratic dyads are less likely to. Disputes over territorial issues are particularly likely to escalate to war. Military strategy ...