La Guerre et la Paix

La Guerre et la Paix

Approches et enjeux de la sécurité et de la stratégie
War and Peace
Contemporary Approaches on Security and Strategy

How could we understand the permanence of the state of insecurity more than twenty years after the end of the Cold War? Despite the "realism" of Obama's presidency, who succeeded to the arrogance of the Bush years, challenges remain: risk of international terrorism, multipolar rebalancing with the ascension of China; future of the Middle East, validity of humanitarian interventions; prospects of an Iran with nuclear capabilities, increasing instability in Afghanistan and Pakistan ... Not to mention the strategic "surprises" that force, as after September 11, 2001, at a constant reassessment of security objectives.

Pedagogical and critical introduction to security studies and strategy, this opus presents twelve lessons in war and peace issues through security and military matters, strategies of coercion and those of peace. These questions are apprehended in time, from the establishment in 1648 of the Westphalian security system to today’s issues, inculding the main dilemmas that transform the international military and security landscape at the beginning of twenty-first century.