We make war

Thomas Chadefaux (ETH Zurich): The Triggers of War: Disentangling the Spark from the Powder Keg. Jeremy Ferwerda and Nicholas Miller (MIT): Political Devolution and Resistance to Foreign Rule: A Natural Experiment. Matthew O. Jackson and Stephen Nei (Stanford): Networks of Military Alliances, Wars, and International Trade. Thomas Alured Faunce (ANU): Nanotechnology and Military Attacks on Photosynthesis. Woody Evans (Zayed): Swarms Are Hell: Warfare as an Anti-Transhuman Choice. Martin C. Libicki (USNA): Why Cyber War Will Not and Should Not Have Its Grand Strategist. Stephen J. Cimbala (Penn State): Nuclear Deterrence and Cyber: The Quest for Concept. From Armed Forces Journal, Brett Williams on cyberspace: What is it, where is it and who cares? Whitney Kassel on COIN's funeral: How the United States and NATO came to pursue the counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan — and why it might never be used again. Annalee Newitz and Joseph Bennington-Castro on the 10 most important theories about why we make war. Ian Morris on how in the long run, wars make us safer and richer. Lawrence Freedman reviews War: What Is It Good For? The Role of Conflict in Civilisation, from Primates to Robots by Ian Morris and War and Gold: A Five-Hundred-Year History of Empires, Adventures and Debt by Kwasi Kwarteng. Laurie R. Blank reviews What Is War? An Investigation in the Wake of 9/11, ed. Mary Ellen O’Connell and International Law and the Classification of Conflicts, ed. Elizabeth Wilmshurst. Medical care is now a tool of war: Thanassis Cambanis on how modern conflicts have destroyed the old protections around health care — and we’re only just beginning to assess the damage.