POL469 Week 1 DQs 1-5

DQ1: In what ways do international conflicts affect your life? How might some conflicts affect you more than others?
DQ2: Why do conflicts occur in international relations? Is conflict between countries more or less desirable than cooperation? Explain your answer.
DQ3: Can we understand conflict using a rational choice or resource dependency perspective or does conflict tend to be more psychological in origin? What do you think?
DQ4: Choose an armed conflict in the world today. What caused this conflict? Explain why the leaders chose to go to war. Please consider both the immediate and long-term reasons that may have created a conflict.
DQ5: Are conflicts more globalized today than they were historically? Do all conflicts necessarily have a globalized impact?