Assessing the Conditions for Post-Cold War ConflictInterventions

by Daniel Wesley Clark

Institution: Wright State University
Year: 2017
Keywords: Political Science; International Relations; International Relations; International Security; International Conflict
Posted: 02/01/2018
Record ID: 2207963
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=wright1499251298417079


This research seeks to understand the reasonsregarding why states intervene in conflicts? This study utilizesall European states who are a member of NATO and seeks tounderstand their reason for intervening in 14 post-cold warconflicts. Specifically, this study seeks to address whether theinvolvement of the United States, their NATO membership, and thehumanitarian extent of the crisis play a role in their interventiondecision. To answer these questions, this study uses an orderedprobit statistical study to tests the hypothesis. The results showthat the United States involvement in a conflict, and the Europeanstates membership in a conflict make an intervention more likelywhile the greater the humanitarian crisis makes an interventionless likely. This study concludes with an analysis on what theseresults would mean worldwide during the Trumppresidency.Advisors/Committee Members: Anderson, Liam (Committee Chair).