Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Generational Learning and Foreign Policy.- Chapter 3: Deterrence: A Political and Psychological Critique.- Chapter 4: Lessons of World War I.- Chapter 5: Lessons of the Cold War.- Chapter 6: How are Conflicts Resolved?.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.
Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK, and Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is also the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, US.
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2018"This compact, accessible book pulls together a lifetime of work by Lebow, the distinguished critic of deterrence theory. ... This will be essential reading for any scholar of international security, especially relevant in light of North Korea's nuclear brinksmanship. Summing Up: Essential. Graduate students through professionals." (P. Rutland, Choice, Vol. 55 (7), March, 2018)