How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace by Charles A. Kupchan

By Charles A. Kupchan

Is the realm destined to endure unending cycles of clash and warfare? Can rival countries turn into companions and determine a long-lasting and good peace? How Enemies turn into Friends presents a daring and cutting edge account of ways international locations break out geopolitical festival and substitute hostility with friendship. via compelling research and wealthy ancient examples that span the globe and diversity from the 13th century throughout the current, overseas coverage specialist Charles Kupchan explores how adversaries can rework enmity into amity--and he exposes well-known myths in regards to the factors of peace.

Kupchan contends that diplomatic engagement with opponents, faraway from being appeasement, is important to rapprochement among adversaries. international relations, now not monetary interdependence, is the forex of peace; concessions and strategic lodging advertise the mutual belief had to construct a global society. the character of regimes issues less than more often than not suggestion: international locations, together with the U.S., should still care for different states in response to their overseas coverage habit instead of on whether or not they are democracies. Kupchan demonstrates that comparable social orders and comparable ethnicities, races, or religions support international locations in attaining reliable peace. He considers many ancient successes and screw ups, together with the onset of friendship among the us and nice Britain within the early 20th century, the live performance of Europe, which preserved peace after 1815 yet collapsed following revolutions in 1848, and the remarkably shut partnership of the Soviet Union and China within the Fifties, which descended into open contention through the 1960s.

In an international the place clash between international locations turns out inescapable, How Enemies develop into Friends deals serious insights for development lasting peace.

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