How major-power wars end

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    Abstract

    America's claims to global leadership are being challenged in both Eastern Europe and East Asia by strong states that seek to assert themselves as great powers in their regions and as coequal players in a multilateral global order. For the first time, therefore, the world finds itself facing ambitious and powerful states seeking to contest the existing international order and armed with nuclear weapons. The world is entering a new and more dangerous phase of the nuclear age when traditional competitive great-power politics is taking place between nuclear-armed powers. The risk of a major war between nuclear-armed great powers has quite suddenly risen sharply both in Europe and in Northeast Asia. And it is clear that in both cases the issues at stake go well beyond the immediate disputes, with profound implications for the whole basis of the post-Cold War international system. Countries around the world must now be asking themselves under what circumstances it might make sense to launch or join such a war, and a key question for them should be how that war might end.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHow Wars End
    Editors Damien Kingsbury, Richard Iron
    Place of PublicationLondon- United Kingdom
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages171-185
    Edition1
    ISBN (Print)9781003317487
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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