By Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall editors
The definitive quantity at the assets of latest clash and the array of attainable responses to it.
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From that time until the end ofWorld War II, the European great powers played a leading role in shaping the structure and evolution of the international security system and the global political Jecr S. Lnw economy, based on their superior military power and wealth. They fought "great-power wars" against each other, including "hegemonic wars" for leadership and control over the system. They fought interstate wars against lesser states in the expanding but Europeandominated international system and, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, colonial wars to maintain and expand their woddwide empires.
30 Jacrc S. Lrw The legacy of colonialism also contributes to civil conflict through other paths. Tl The institutional structures put in place by the imperial power, and the political cultures that grew up around them, could also have an impact on the strength of new states and their proclivities toward violence. Such institutional structures varied greaiy, and this variationparticularly in tems of the strength of the central government-helps to account for the relative ability or inability of the government to withstand centripetal forces from within and possibly also for the extent of government repression.
S. military, but they used improvised explosive devices, suicide bombers, political assassinations, kidnappings, into a low-level sectarian civil war, and after the bombing of a Shiite mosque in February t7 18 whether traditional Western conceptualizations ofwarfare going back to Carl von Clausewrtz can adequately capture the'hew wars" of the twenty-first century. I raise a number of conceptual issues involved in the analysis of the causes of interstate and intrastate war and suggest certain criteria that any theory of war or explanation for particular wars must satisfii.
Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World by Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, Pamela Aall editors