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The Political Economy of Violent Conflict Within States  

Achim Wennmann

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Feb 2019
The political economy of violent conflict is a body of literature that investigates how economic issues and interests shape the dynamics associated to violent conflict after the Cold War. ... More

Conflict Analysis and Resolution as a Field: Core Concepts and Issues  

Louis Kriesberg and Joyce Neu

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Nov 2018
Core concepts of the interdisciplinary social science field of conflict analysis and resolution (CAR) are discussed. Work in the field is based on numerous generally accepted ideas about ... More

The Durability of Peace  

Caroline A. Hartzell and Amy Yuen

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Dec 2014
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Jan 2018
With wars—not just global, but civil wars and other domestic infightings—still being rampant in the modern world, scholars have begun to develop interest in identifying the conditions that ... More

The Ethnic, Nationalist, and Religious Roots of Terrorism  

Josephine Squires

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Terrorism has been described variously as a tactic and strategy, a crime and a holy duty, as well as a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination. Nationalist ... More

From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect  

Kurt Mills and Cian O’Driscoll

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
In contrast with humanitarian access or the provision of humanitarian assistance, humanitarian intervention is commonly defined as the threat or use of force by a state to prevent or end ... More

Intelligence in War  

John Ferris

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
A large literature has emerged on intelligence and war which integrates the topics and techniques of two disciplines: strategic studies and military history. The literature on intelligence ... More

International Organizations and Preventing War  

Martin S. Edwards and Jonathan M. DiCicco

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Jan 2012
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Jan 2018
International organizations (IOs) such as the United Nations play an important role in war prevention. In theory, IOs reduce the risk of war between belligerents by improving ... More

The Law of Genocide  

Robert Weiner

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Genocide is described as the most extreme form of crime against humanity; Winston Churchill even called it the “crime with no name.” The word “genocide” was coined by Raphael Lemkin, a ... More

The Media and Postmodern Conflict  

Chiara de Franco

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Contemporary conflicts and warfare are invariably connected to some recurrent elements: globalization; the decline of the State; the emergence of transnational relations, both cultural and ... More

Nuclear Strategy  

Patrick M. Morgan

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Mar 2010
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Jan 2018
Nuclear strategy involves the production of nuclear weapons for political ends as well as the goals, means, and ways in which they are, or are planned to be, used. The roots of nuclear ... More

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