14 war - • Conflicts over shortages of oil, water, and...

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End of History? no wars fought between democratic countries (in 20th century) nor (since WWII) between wealthy countries--a few exceptions
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So who is still fighting? Most wars of the past 50 years are: fought in poor countries civil wars possibly with foreign involvement ill-defined forces para-militaries, children, abductees high civilian casualties
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Recent factors behind decline in conflicts End of most colonial wars of independence End of Cold War Rising incomes, especially Asia Greater peace-keeping and peace-making by international forces
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But down the road . . . Increasing tensions with religious fundamentalism Intractable poverty
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Unformatted text preview: • Conflicts over shortages of oil, water, and other resources • The unpredictable UN forces • UN chapter 7 authorized forces--Korea, First Iraq War, etc • “Blue Helmets”--UN peacekeepers • more than 60 missions, growing International Forces--NATO • formed 1949--US dominant • mutual defense clause • reinvented after 1991, eventually expanded • first use: 1994 ending war in Bosnia • 1999 more extensive use against Serbia, protecting Kosovo • 2003 takes over security role from Germany in Afghanistan Arms trade The Arms market • Small arms—total of 1 gun for every 10 people on earth...
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2010 for the course PLSC 130 taught by Professor Diamond during the Spring '10 term at Skyline College.

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