Why Nations Go to War

ISBN-10: 0495797189
ISBN-13: 9780495797180
Edition: 11th 2011
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List price: $129.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

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.

Preface
List of Maps
About the Author
Introduction
“Rendezvous”
The Iron Dice: World War I
The Kaiser's Fateful Pledge
The Austrian Ultimatum to Serbia
The Closing Trap
The Iron Dice
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Barbarossa: Hitler's Attack on Russia
Hitler and Russia
Stalin and Germany
Conclusion
Afterword: Seventy Years Later
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The Temptations of Victory: Korea
President Truman's Decision
General Macarthur's Gamble
North Korea's Brinksmanship
Notes
Selected Bibliography
A Greek Tragedy in Five Acts: Vietnam
Truman—Asia was not Europe
Eisenhower—The Lesson of France Ignored
Kennedy—The Military
Johnson—The Catastrophe
Nixon—Full Circle
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
From Sarajevo to Kosovo: The Wars of Europe's Last Dictator
The Dismemberment of Yugoslavia Begins
The War in Bosnia
The Tide Turns Against the Serbs
The Dayton Peace Accords
The UN War Crimes Tribunal
Kosovo and Milosevic's Downfall
Conclusion: A New Dawn of Peace with Justice?
Notes
Selected Bibliography
In the Name of God: Hindus and Moslems in India and Pakistan
Colonialism, Partition, and War
The Kashmir War of 1965
The Bloody Dawn of Bangladesh
Nuclear Viagra
India's 9/11: Mumbai, November 2008
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The Sixty Years� War in the Holy Land: Israel and the Arabs
The Palestine War of 1948
The Sinai Campaign and the Suez Crisis of 1956
The Six-Day War of 1967
The October War of 1973
The Lebanese Tragedy
The Palestinian Uprising
The Peace Process: Between Fear and Hope
The Second Palestinian Uprising and the Road Map
History Interrupted
“Giving War a Chance”: America, Israel, and Hezbollah
War Over Gaza
Conclusion
Notes
Selected Bibliography
The War Lover: Saddam Hussein's Wars against Iran and Kuwait
The Iran-Iraq War: The Price of Martyrdom
Saddam's Aggression Against Kuwait
Notes
Selected Bibliography
New Wars for a New Century: America and the World of Islam
From Pragmatist to Crusader
War Drums
The “War After the War”: Dilemmas of Occupation
The Capture of Saddam
Mission Accomplished?
Elections in Iraq
The Descent Into Civil War
Law and Society Under Islam: Three Vignettes
Nato's War in Afghanistan
The Iranian People's Uprising of 2009 and the Nuclear Crisis
The Trial of Saddam Hussein
Reflections on Iraq's Past and Future
What Went Wrong?
What Can be Done to Set Things Right?
Conclusion: Perils of Empire
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Why Nations Go to War
The Determinants of War
Heart of Darkness: Rwanda and Darfur
Learning from History
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Epilogue
Index

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