This book recapitulates and extends Ned Lebow's decades' long research on conflict management and resolution. It updates his critique of conventional and nuclear deterrence, analysis of reassurance, and the conditions in which international conflicts may be amenable to resolution, or failing that, a significant reduction in tensions. This text offers a holistic approach to conflict management and resolution by exploring interactions among deterrence, reassurance, and diplomacy, and how they might most effectively be staged and combined.
Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK, and Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, US.
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Generational Learning and Foreign Policy.- Chapter 3: Deterrence: A Political and Psychological Critique.- Chapter 4: Lessons of World War I.- Chapter 5: Lessons of the Cold War.- Chapter 6: How are Conflicts Resolved?.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.