Examining War and Conflict around the World
by David Jerome, Editor
December 2019, 419pp, 7x10
1 volume, ABC-CLIO

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-5905-2
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Long-standing perceptions and realities of religion, ethnicity, culture, wealth, power, scarcity, and geography all factor into the reasons countries engage in conflict and war.

This volume addresses 10 issues pertaining to war and conflict, such as ethics of war, national security, and refugees, and examines how countries around the world are facing these issues.

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
David Jerome, PhD, is assistant professor of political science at Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville. He is also a retired U.S. Army Major and a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Dr. Jerome has served as a contributor to ABC-CLIO’s World Geography database. His research interests include Secretary of War Elihu Root, the political history of the Civil War on the western border of Missouri, and how large bureaucratic organizations respond to significant change.
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