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IS 600 Perspectives Essay 43-1716 In this essay, first I will explain the perspective that I believe best explains the problems of conflict and cooperation and then I will explain in what ways this perspective suggests that conflict or cooperation will become more prevalent in the future. In my opinion, the realist perspective best explains the problems of conflict and cooperation in the global system that has happened throughout history. Realism is the dominant theory of international relations. Generally, realism is defined in terms of four premises: states, anarchy, state interests, and power. The primary actor is the state. The realist view asserts that “Power is the only effective means of assuring security” (Hughes, 41). States want to improve their power, security and autonomy. Realism characterizes the international arena as anarchy where there is no authority. It may be resolved by the military strength of states and then security can be assured. This condition describes the term “security dilemma” defined as “the actions of
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