Why Nations Go to War

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Cengage Learning, Feb 18, 2010 - Political Science - 480 pages
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WHY NATIONS GO TO WAR is unique. The reflections of author John G. Stoessinger are built around ten case studies and provide a deep analysis of the root causes of modern war, from from World War I to the modern day. The author's main emphasis is on the pivotal role of the personalities of leaders who take their nations, or their following, across the threshold into war. Students are sure to remember Stoessinger's thoughts on war long after their completion of his book. The new 11th edition is completely updated, including references to the recent elections in Afghanistan.
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Contents

The Iron Dice World War I
3
Barbarossa Hitlers Attack on Russia
31
The Temptations of Victory Korea
63
A Greek Tragedy in Five Acts Vietnam
103
From Sarajevo to Kosovo The Wars of Europes Last Dictator
137
In the Name of God Hindus and Moslems in India and Pakistan
177
The Sixty Years War in the Holy Land Israel and the Arabs
215
The War Lover Saddam Husseins Wars against Iran and Kuwait
293
New Wars for a New Century America and the World of Islam
323
Why Nations Go to War
396
Epilogue
426
Index
433
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Dr. John G. Stoessinger is an internationally recognized political analyst and a prize-winning author of ten leading books on world politics. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T., Columbia and Princeton. From 1967-1974, he served as acting director of the political affairs division at the United Nations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and lectures extensively throughout the world. On the eve of World War II, Dr. Stoessinger fled from Nazi-occupied Austria to Czechoslovakia. Three years later, he fled again via Siberia to China, where he lived for seven years in Shanghai. He has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Bancroft Prize. He presently serves as Distinguished Professor of Global Diplomacy at the University of San Diego, and has been listed in WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA and WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD since 2002 to the present.

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