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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?