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Chapter 23: Interstate War and Peace
Interstate War and Peace
Ever since Thucydides’ (1996) account of the Peloponnesian War over 2,400 years ago, scholars from a wide range of disciplines have studied war in the hope of facilitating efforts to prevent its occurrence, reduce its frequency, or mitigate its consequences. A complete understanding of war needs to draw on many ...