The Next Great War?: The Roots of World War I and the Risk by Richard N. Rosecrance,Steven E. Miller

By Richard N. Rosecrance,Steven E. Miller

A century in the past, Europe's diplomats mismanaged the problem brought on via the homicide of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the continent plunged into international warfare I, which killed hundreds of thousands, toppled dynasties, and destroyed empires. this present day, because the hundredth anniversary of the nice warfare activates renewed debate in regards to the war's reasons, students and coverage specialists also are contemplating the parallels among the current overseas method and the realm of 1914. Are China and the USA fated to keep on with within the footsteps of prior nice strength opponents? Will trendy alliances drag nations into tomorrow's wars? Can leaders deal with strength relationships peacefully? Or will East Asia's territorial and maritime disputes set off a bigger clash, simply as rivalries within the Balkans did in 1914?In the subsequent nice War?, specialists re-examine the factors of worldwide warfare I and discover no matter if the good powers of the twenty-first century can stay away from the errors of Europe's statesmen in 1914 and stop one other catastrophic clash. They locate ameliorations in addition to similarities among cutting-edge international and the area of 1914 -- yet finish that just a deep figuring out of these alterations and early motion to deliver nice powers jointly will most likely permit the U.S. and China to prevent an exceptional war.ContributorsAlan Alexandroff, Graham Allison, Richard N. Cooper, Charles S. Maier, Steven E. Miller, Joseph S. Nye Jr., T. G. Otte, David okay. Richards, Richard N. Rosecrance, Kevin Rudd, Jack Snyder, Etel Solingen, Arthur A. Stein, Stephen Van Evera

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