Since "Turbulent Peace" was first
published in 2001, the international landscape has changed profoundly.
"Leashing the Dogs of War" replaces its well-established predecessor
as the definitive volume on the sources of contemporary conflict and the array
of possible responses to it. The authors more than forty of the most
influential and innovative analysts of international affairs present multiple
perspectives on how best to prevent, manage, or resolve conflicts around the
world. "Leashing the Dogs of War" assesses the nature and extent of
the changes wrought by 9/11 and its aftermath, and explores their wide-ranging
implications. For the United States, of course, the changes have been dramatic.
It has engaged in a war on terrorism and has become both a third party in
certain conflict arenas and a direct party to the conflict in Iraq and
Afghanistan. But these events have also affected other actors, from the United
Nations to humanitarian NGOs to collective defense and security organizations
such as NATO and the OSCE.At the same time, some things have not changed.
Failed states, economic stagnation, weapons proliferation, nuclear missiles,
and identity-based conflicts continue to threaten global security. Looking at
the combination of old and new threats, are traditional instruments of
negotiation, mediation, peacekeeping and peace enforcement still effective in
managing and resolving conflict? How do conflict management efforts and the
campaign against terrorism interact in various security environments? Are our
institutions be they states, coalitions of the willing, international
organizations, or NGOs capable of creating and implementing a peacemaking
strategy? All these questions are addressed in this new volume.Authoritative,
provocative, and insightful, "Leashing the Dogs of War" offers an
unparalleled breadth and depth of analysis of conflict in today s world. It is
a must read not only for students of international relations and conflict
resolution but also for anyone in government and outside seeking to understand
the dynamics of contemporary conflict and the best means of resolving it."