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date: 03 August 2020

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This article discusses the central issues in the study of international conflict. It looks at some debates about international affairs and the ways conflict and peace are studied. It examines structural perspectives and the evolving research programs that look inside the state and try to explain how conflict or cooperation relates to ordinary politics. It then illustrates the differences between approaches by examining two empirical issues. A brief evaluation of how the different approaches address these issues is provided.

Keywords: international conflict, central issues, international affairs, structural perspectives, research programs, conflict, cooperation, empirical issues

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