Author: Barbara F. Walter
| Reviewed by Dr. Robert J. Bunker, director of research and analysis, managing partner, C/O Futures LLC |
How Civil Wars Start and How to Stop Them was written to acquaint readers with “the conditions that give rise to, and define, modern civil war” to “[understand how] close modern America is to erupting into conflict” (xviii). The reviewer notes, “American military officers, sworn government agents, and officials will find the work troubling” and praises its “nonpartisan exploration and objective analysis” in tackling a difficult topic.
Keywords: civil war, anocracy, factionalism, January 6, insurgency, Political Instability Task Force