International Conflict Management By Michael Butler

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The fact that humans are incredibly competitive creatures is one of the key component to the violent and dominant behavior/drive that occurred and is occurring within and among governments. Some people believe that history repasts itself, others would argue it just it rhymes the past. World War two had many countries involved in the conflict and every country had its own priorities, beliefs, needs and wants, which made it hard for them to establish common ground among each other. Preventing a conflict completely is a suicide mission, that’s one of the reasons nations have come together in power to create a system which can contain both parties from destroying each other. Collective conflict management have emerged during the Cold war era,…show more content…
United States was the world’s sole superpower among other countries and at the time, none of the other countries such as Soviet Union, and China were viewed as a possible threat to either the United States’ status as the world’s sole superpower or the U.S.-led international order. With the ongoing events and problems in other countries, United states had the time, to build up the military and its armed forces.
Many scholars believe in differentiation of old and new war. World War one and two would be considered an old war based on the time it takes to resolve a conflict or to manage it, the death rate and the involvement of other parties. Cold War on the other hand is a new war idea. Old wars took less time (years wise), more people were persecuting in shorter period and to end the conflict, governments would sign a treaty and leave the conflict on that note. New wars are more relaxed. The armed force is still present, but in much smaller scales. The terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Number of Americans have died that day, but comparing it to numbers of daily deaths during WW2, ‘9/11 is on much lower scale. Even though this historical event has brought many concerns to citizens, it did have a positive outcome; it raised a new security environment, NSAs (non-state actors) and traditional forces and process within the security realm. It is also known as the unipolar moment (with the
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