• OLESEA ŢARANU Cercetător dr., Academia Română, Filiala Iaşi, e-mail: Această lucrare a fost realizată în cadrul Proiectului POSDRU 159/1.5/S/133675 “Inovare şi dezvoltare în structura şi reprezentarea cunoaşterii prin burse doctorale şi postdoctorale (IDSRC – doc postdoc)”, cofinanţat de Uniunea Europeană şi Guvernul României din Fondul Social European prin Programul Operaţional Sectorial Dezvoltarea Resurselor Umane 2007-2013


End of Cold War, conflict, war, violence, types of conflicts, conflict sources


Despite the optimistic predictions in the early 1990s, the announced trust in a more peaceful future, free from frequent military clashes which have left their mark on the bipolar world order evolution, the new, post-Cold War era, has not witnessed the elimination of war from the international system, violent conflicts continue to defy international norms, deeply affecting the destinies of millions of people, causing serious consequences for the individual, local, regional and global security. This article is based on the idea that before any intervention in the dynamics of violent conflict it is imperative that it be understood as a phenomenon and aims to develop a conceptual overflight in an attempt to identify the "fuel" that allows it to operate in order to capture the sources of conflict and the forms in which it manifests itself.


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