Richard K. Betts
Richard Betts' Conflict After the Cold War is a collection of classic and contemporary readings on enduring issues of international security. It was edited by Richard Betts, one of the most renowned scholars in the field, and it was published under his direction. This is a very popular reader that helps students engage in key debates over the future of war and the new forms that violent conflict will take by offering a broad historical and philosophical breadth. The carefully chosen and excerpted selections in this reader are also very helpful. The book “Conflict After the Cold War” encourages a closer examination of the political, economic, social, and military factors that are the primary drivers of war and peace.