To truly explore war and conflict, one must consider why the peoples and the leaders of the world behave the way that they do toward one another. For instance, why are refugees, in a variety of circumstances, treated so inhumanely in times of conflict and unrest through no fault of their own? How are women and those in the LGBTQ community treated in terms of service to their country?
Examining War and Conflict around World includes ten chapters, each addressing a specific issue relating to war and conflict as it pertains to a variety of countries, including anti-Americanism, military robots and drones, nuclear weapons and proliferation, and torture. Each chapter begins with an introduction to the issue. Following the chapter introduction, each chapter highlights that issue in eight countries. Chapters provide historical perspective, but the book addresses each of the issues in a contemporary context. This work will provide an overview for all readers of ten very important topics that address matters relating to war and conflict in the twenty-first century.
- Provides readers with an understanding of the complexities of war and conflict, which will result in a comprehensive view of the reasons for and the instruments of war
- Illustrates the importance of international institutions and alliances by which countries can hold one another accountable and confront those countries that choose not to comply with international norms
- Clearly expresses the humanistic aspects of war and conflict, while illustrating the evolving instruments of war of the 21st century
- Allows readers to make cross-cultural comparisons about how countries are dealing with issues related to war and conflict