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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.
Table of Contents
|List of Maps||p. xi|
|About the Author||p. xii|
|The Iron Dice: World War I||p. 3|
|The Kaiser's Fateful Pledge||p. 5|
|The Austrian Ultimatum to Serbia||p. 7|
|The Closing Trap||p. 11|
|The Iron Dice||p. 16|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 28|
|Barbarossa: Hitler's Attack on Russia||p. 31|
|Hitler and Russia||p. 32|
|Stalin and Germany||p. 43|
|Afterword: Seventy Years Later||p. 58|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 60|
|The Temptations of Victory: Korea||p. 63|
|President Truman's Decision||p. 65|
|General Macarthur's Gamble||p. 76|
|North Korea's Brinksmanship||p. 87|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 101|
|A Greek Tragedy in Five Acts: Vietnam||p. 103|
|Truman—Asia was not Europe||p. 104|
|Eisenhower—The Lesson of France Ignored||p. 108|
|Kennedy—The Military||p. 112|
|Johnson—The Catastrophe||p. 118|
|Nixon—Full Circle||p. 126|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 135|
|From Sarajevo to Kosovo: The Wars of Europe's Last Dictator||p. 137|
|The Dismemberment of Yugoslavia Begins||p. 140|
|The War in Bosnia||p. 143|
|The Tide Turns Against the Serbs||p. 149|
|The Dayton Peace Accords||p. 151|
|The UN War Crimes Tribunal||p. 153|
|Kosovo and Milosevic's Downfall||p. 157|
|Conclusion: A New Dawn of Peace with Justice?||p. 168|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 174|
|In the Name of God: Hindus and Moslems in India and Pakistan||p. 177|
|Colonialism, Partition, and War||p. 178|
|The Kashmir War of 1965||p. 186|
|The Bloody Dawn of Bangladesh||p. 190|
|Nuclear Viagra||p. 200|
|India's 9/11: Mumbai, November 2008||p. 207|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 212|
|The Sixty YearsÆ War in the Holy Land: Israel and the Arabs||p. 215|
|The Palestine War of 1948||p. 216|
|The Sinai Campaign and the Suez Crisis of 1956||p. 226|
|The Six-Day War of 1967||p. 233|
|The October War of 1973||p. 241|
|The Lebanese Tragedy||p. 251|
|The Palestinian Uprising||p. 254|
|The Peace Process: Between Fear and Hope||p. 257|
|The Second Palestinian Uprising and the Road Map||p. 260|
|History Interrupted||p. 266|
|“Giving War a Chance”: America, Israel, and Hezbollah||p. 270|
|War Over Gaza||p. 283|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 289|
|The War Lover: Saddam Hussein's Wars against Iran and Kuwait||p. 293|
|The Iran-Iraq War: The Price of Martyrdom||p. 294|
|Saddam's Aggression Against Kuwait||p. 299|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 319|
|New Wars for a New Century: America and the World of Islam||p. 323|
|From Pragmatist to Crusader||p. 326|
|War Drums||p. 332|
|The “War After the War”: Dilemmas of Occupation||p. 337|
|The Capture of Saddam||p. 344|
|Mission Accomplished?||p. 348|
|Elections in Iraq||p. 349|
|The Descent Into Civil War||p. 351|
|Law and Society Under Islam: Three Vignettes||p. 358|
|Nato's War in Afghanistan||p. 358|
|The Iranian People's Uprising of 2009 and the Nuclear Crisis||p. 365|
|The Trial of Saddam Hussein||p. 376|
|Reflections on Iraq's Past and Future||p. 380|
|What Went Wrong?||p. 381|
|What Can be Done to Set Things Right?||p. 383|
|Conclusion: Perils of Empire||p. 390|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 393|
|Why Nations Go to War||p. 396|
|The Determinants of War||p. 398|
|Heart of Darkness: Rwanda and Darfur||p. 411|
|Learning from History||p. 417|
|Selected Bibliography||p. 423|
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