February 10, 2013
Relax, World War I Is Over and Will Not Happen Again
Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy
European powers did not go to war in 1914 because a minor incident suddenly and uncontrollably escalated into a hegemonic war. The real lesson of 1914 for the present day, therefore, is to ask whether any Asian powers are interested in deliberately launching a preventive war intended to establish regional hegemony, as Germany sought to do a century ago.
TAGGED: Asia, Japan, China, Joseph Nye, World War I