Summary: Leashing The Dogs Of War

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Third, there are two general concepts outlined in Leashing the Dogs of War about conflicts since the end of WWII. First, a majority of those conflicts that have been started mostly due to terrorism are located in the regions that make up what is known as the Third World. Second, most of these conflicts “either have been primarily intrastate in character or have possessed a substantial intrastate dimension even if they appear to the outside observer to be interstate conflicts” (Cocker, Hampson, & Aall, 2007, p. 95). Because religious terrorists first begin fighting within their own countries attempting to gain control, recruit new members, and likely kill those that do not follow suit, these same countries are more times than not distressed.
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