understand the causes of war, this essay will focus on the concept of war and conflict through the lens of Richard Ned Lebow, from one of his published piece “Why Nations Fight”. Specifically this paper will focus on the historical evidence of the book, where the author lay out details about the transformation of power, war and conflict in context with the theory of constructivism. Richard Lebow argues that the factors that influence international political behavior and conflict are fear, interest,
long feared Russia; the giant among the countries in Europe, even when they were allied Russia against a common enemy. This fear Cropped up immediately after Russia, Britain, and other European nations defeated the French Emperor Napoleon in 1812. (2) In 1853 Britain, France and several other European nations went to war with Russia from keeping Russia from expanding into the Middle East. Britain, in fact, took a great deal of its energy during the nineteenth century trying to limit Russian power.