Ofer Israeli, International Relations Theory of War (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2019).
Covering 1816–2016, this book deals extensively with the international system as well as the territorial outcomes of several key wars that were waged during that time period, providing an instructive lesson in diplomatic history and international relations among global powers.
- Presents an innovative theory of war that covers the major superpower conflicts of the past 200 years
- Provides the tools necessary to understanding current events and shows how they are relevant to the future of international relations
- Emphasizes the competitive aspects and conflicts of international politics
- Answers the key question of why certain time periods are more prone to war than others
- Explains why certain superpower wars end with territorial expansion whereas other end in the contraction or maintaining of territorial status
"Israeli has produced a theoretically ambitious and innovative work that constitutes a significant contribution to the realist canon. His inquiry into the effects of the balance of power on war and territorial expansion provides not just a deeper understanding of the past, but also policy-relevant guidance for the conduct of statecraft in a changing and uncertain world." (Charles A. Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations)
"Ofer Israeli has written an important book that integrates novel theories in international relations with insightful historical and contemporary analyses. The book makes a significant contribution to the research of international politics. Dr. Israeli shows the relevance of international relations theory for explaining key aspects of war and policy in the global system. This book is highly recommended for all those who are interested in such critical questions." (Benjamin Miller, Professor of International Relations, University of Haifa)
"In his commendable new book, Ofer Israeli has provided us with a work that is scholarly and reader-friendly, and which makes a valuable contribution to the literature on international relations theory." (Michael Sharnoff, Associate Professor, Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security)
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