Point: The role of alliances in both power equality and power transition models has not been fully explored. The internal capabilities of a nation must be combined with the expected support from allies in order to get a clearer picture of the full capabilities...

The author wants to test Organsky’s power transition theory by considering levels of relative power. Specifically, he argues if a state is ten times more powerful than the other state in the dyad, war will be impossible.   Argument: Weede begins by elimi...

Article shows the methodological and theoretical shortcomings of the previous research on power transition theory. Then, he removes the distortion and finds that approximate parity in power capabilities encouraged war between great powers disputants during the...

Article is about the proposition that power parity and commitment to change the status quo by a challenge are key variables.   Their theory applies both to major and minor powers.   An evaluation of the status quo determined whether a state would b...

PART 1: 1948 AND AFTER   Chapter 1:Balfour declaration and its consequences   In this chapter Shlaim's main argument is that the Balfour declaration of 1926 is the starting point of the arab-israel conflict. he argues that the declaration was not v...