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This index is the list of terms that occur in this book titled Stopping Wars and Making Peace. During most of the history, war-the purposive application of violence through the military instrument for specific political ends-was a basic instrument of statecraft. For the most part, war was considered a lawful, honorable, ennobling, and even romantic pursuit. By contrast, peacemaking may have been extolled by some prophets, but it remained a marginal and indeed incongruous interstate activity. Stopping a war is a useful, if not indispensable, step toward making peace, but it does not lead ineluctably to peace, nor does the international community's interposition of "peacekeepers".

Keywords: peace making; stopping wars



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