Lecture Notes

Below is a selection of lecture notes that approximate chronologically the topics and themes listed on the calendar.

Lecture Notes

Introduction (PDF)

8 Hypotheses on Military Factors and the Causes of War (PDF)

10 Hypotheses on Misperception and the Causes of War (PDF)

More Causes of War and Peace (PDF)

The Seven Years War (PDF)

The Crimean War (PDF)

The Prussian Wars of Unification (PDF)

World War I (PDF)

World War II (PDF)

The Nuclear Revolution (PDF)

The Causes of Intense War (PDF)

The Cold War and Korea (PDF)

The Peloponnesian War (PDF)

Additional Material

Spiral and Deterrence Models (PDF)