Avoiding War, Making Peace

  • Richard Ned Lebow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Richard Ned Lebow
    Pages 1-37
  3. Richard Ned Lebow
    Pages 39-64
  4. Richard Ned Lebow
    Pages 95-127
  5. Richard Ned Lebow, Janice Gross Stein
    Pages 129-160
  6. Richard Ned Lebow
    Pages 161-186
  7. Richard Ned Lebow
    Pages 187-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


‘Ned Lebow is one of the most energetic, challenging and innovative writers on international relations. His arguments are always original and thought provoking.'  

Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King’s College London, UK

 ‘Ned Lebow is one of the greatest IR scholars of the last half century, and some of his greatest contributions have been to our understanding of how best to manage and prevent international crises and conflicts’

 –Jacques Hymans, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California, USA

This book recapitulates and extends Ned Lebow’s decades’ long research on conflict management and resolution. It updates his critique of conventional and nuclear deterrence, analysis of reassurance, and the conditions in which international conflicts may be amenable to resolution, or failing that, a significant reduction in tensions. This text offers a holistic approach to conflict management and resolution by exploring interactions among deterrence, reassurance, and diplomacy, and how they might most effectively be staged and combined.


conflict management nuclear deterrence conventional deterrence reassurance diplomacy war avoidance peace negotiations conflict resolution Anglo-French relations Egyptian-Israeli relations Soviet-American relations nuclear weapons causes of war power transition theory motivational psychology lessons from the Cold War lessons from the First World War threat-based strategies

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Ned Lebow
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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