This chapter looks at the meaning of war and peace. It begins with a discussion of the different kinds and causes of war, noting the increased rarity of interstate wars. It then discusses the qualities of peace, noting the differences between the absence of war (negative peace) and efforts made to sustain a positive peace. It then looks at the structure and the personality of the global security regime, focusing on the kind of peacekeeping operations in which the United Nations participates. The chapter ends with a discussion of terrorism: its meaning and causes, and responses to the threats it poses.
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