We cannot look to "human nature" for explanations
of war, although people everywhere fight at times. At other
times they enjoy long periods of peace. "Primitive"
people are no more warlike than "civilized" people
and usually fight wars over what to them are good reasons.
Nobody, however remote, is isolated from the global system,
and modern warfare must be analyzed at that level, particularly
because one can predict that future wars will be fought by
guerrilla movements against the state from within, and with
transnational populations challenging the authority of the
state. Peace must be constructed within a complex web of interdependency
and other relationships: Peace is something more substantial
than merely the absence of war.