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A street Map to battle advances the examine of geopolitics considerably and provides a most suitable instance of cumulative and leading edge learn from an interdisciplinary point of view. (John O'Louglin) An strangely coherent set of essays. A street Map to warfare succeeds admirably in its function of explaining the position that territory performs within the conceptualization, escalation, recurrence, answer, and way forward for militarized clash. (Harvey Starr) Territorial matters are mostly a primary portion of foreign clash. heritage is replete with examples, from negotiations approximately disputed borders to overt war over parts wealthy with normal assets. certainly, the function of territorial concerns in clash among states is essentially assumed. besides the fact that, there was little scholarship committed in particular to the an important function of territoriality in foreign clash. A street Map to warfare: Territorial Dimensions of overseas clash considers the function of territory within the initiation, evolution, escalation, and determination of interstate clash and encompasses a lot of the state of the art study within the zone of geography and foreign clash. issues fluctuate from an exam of overseas legislations in territorial conflicts to an empirical research of the equity of the Camp David accords, yet the entire essays handle a coherent topic: that conflicts concerning an important territorial part are extra risky than different disputes, yet with the good news that such conflicts could be resolved peacefully. students of overseas clash, peace study, and geography will locate this ebook major for the examine and perform of diplomacy.

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Holsti, Kalevi J. 1991. Peace and War: Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989. : Cambridge University Press. Huth, Paul K. 1996. Standing Your Ground: Territorial Disputes and International Conflict. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Kacowicz, Arie. 1994. Peaceful Territorial Change. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press. Kocs, Stephen. 1995. " Journal of Politics 57: 159-175. Kratochwil, Friedrich, Paul Rohrlich, and Harpreet Mahajan. 1985. Peace and Disputed Sovereignty: Reflections on Conflict over Territory.

His results find strong support for the compactness strategies, and he notes that compactness is also a concern when victors in a war impose settlements on losing states. The Dynamics of Territorial Conflict Not only are territorial concerns significant in generating militarized conflict, they also play a role in the dynamics of conflict behavior between the disputants. Given militarized conflict, the presence of central territorial issues in the dispute has a significant impact on the behavior of the disputants.

Yet territorial ambitions in the Middle East have always been driven at least as much by the intangible characteristics of the disputed territory as by its concrete value. Thus, Newman illustrates the religious and historical values that are part of territorial claims in the region. He concludes with an analysis of the implications of five major phases of territorial change in the area. Both concrete and symbolic aspects of territorial importance have played a major role in those configurations and will likely condition the politics and prospects for violence in the Arab-Israeli relationship for years to come.

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