Policy Forum

Is War Over?

February 6, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Featuring Paul Poast, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago; John Mueller, Political Scientist, Ohio State University; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Christopher Fettweis, Professor of Political Science, Tulane University; Bethany Lacina, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rochester; moderated by John Glaser, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

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A scholarly debate has emerged over trends in global conflict and the future of warfare. Is the international system becoming more peaceful, or is it just as violent and war‐​prone as it always has been? Is great‐​power war a thing of the past, or has it merely been dormant under changing technological and institutional conditions? Crafting an appropriate U.S. foreign policy is dependent on accurately measuring the state of war and peace in the world. Please join us for a discussion of these vital issues.