"The Lessons of 1914 for East Asia Today: Missing the Trees for the Forest"

Author
Todd H. Hall, Jia Ian Chong
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
International Security
Volume
38
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Spring 2014
Institution
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Abstract
A century has passed since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo set in motion a chain of events that would eventually convulse Europe in war. Possibly no conflict has been the focus of more scholarly attention. The questions of how and why European states came to abandon peaceful coexistence for four years of armed hostilities—ending tens of millions of lives and several imperial dynasties—have captivated historians and international relations scholars alike.
Topic
International Relations, Security, War
Political Geography
United States, Europe, Middle East, East Asia