Article 4 July 16, 2023
March 14, 2022 by Professor Hall Gardner
Hall Gardner contrasts the bicentric balance of global power during the cold war to the current polycentric global power balance while stressing the importance of multilateral cooperation, international diplomacy, and a focus on sustainable development in maintaining peace. Professor Gardner examines inter-state and inter-societal conflict with a comparative historical orientation. His focus is on the diplomatic origins of war, yet more specifically on deliberating the phenomenon of war’s eruption and its regional and global ramifications, with an eye toward conflict resolution.