War and Security

In 5-7 double spaced pages in Turabian format, not including additional pages for title and
references, answer the following 3 prompts below separately in a single document. You may
write more pages if necessary. At least 7 sources must be used and may include the course text,
Bible, and scholarly articles.
 Why does theory matter when discussing the causes of war? If theory is not necessarily a
reflection of reality (or policy), how and why do theories help us manage security?
 Does any particular theory do better than others at both explaining and helping to manage
state security? Explain why or why not.
 Briefly discuss the limits and possibilities of the “laws of war” as policy—can you
identify the conditions of war under which they appear to succeed or fail at limiting
abuses?