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 6: Alliances
Joseph Stalin, Franklin Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill met at Tehran, Iran, in November 1943 to coordinate Allied strategy for defeating Germany during World War II. The alliance between the Soviet Union, United States, and United Kingdom would not survive the war.
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[Page 125]International relations often contain a mix of conflict and cooperation. Although there are a variety of ways that states in the international system can cooperate with one another, one of the most prominent ways is through alliances. Alliances have been a continual feature of international relations for at least the past four hundred years. The longest active international alliance is that between Britain and Portugal, which was originally ...