Why Our Postwar “Long Peace” Is Fragile
You could be forgiven for balking at the idea that our post-World War II reality represents a “Long Peace.” The phrase, given the prevalence of violent conflict worldwide, sounds more like how Obi-wan Kenobi might describe the period “before the dark times, before the Empire.” And yet, the “Long Peace” has been a long-argued over […]
Here’s Why Our Postwar “Long Peace” Is Fragile
Have mechanisms like democratization really fostered an enduring trend of peaceful co-existence, or is this just a statistical fluke—a normal interlude of relative calm before another global-scale conflagration?U.S. Postal Service / National Postal Museum / Bureau of Engraving and Printing / Wikicommons You could be forgiven for balking at the idea that our post-World War […]
Is Violence Declining Because We’re Evolving More Patience?
Impulsiveness is a heritable trait that may have been maladaptive in agrarian life.
Let’s Play War
Could war games replace the real thing?
How ISIS Broke My Questionnaire
I felt the impact of an attack by the terrorist group. So why didn’t my research data?
The 6 Most Surprising, Important Inventions From World War I
British soldiers in a WWI trenchAustralian War Memorial Just over 100 years ago, on the 28th of June, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in Sarajevo. That set into motion a chain of events that, within several weeks, culminated in the European great powers declaring war on each other. The resulting conflict […]