Why war is surprisingly rare

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have seemed inevitable, but the reality is unfriendly neighbors usually find a way to avoid war. Christopher Blattman is the Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago, where he co-leads the Development Economics Center and directs the Obama Foundation Scholars program. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his years of peacemaking experience, why compromise sometimes loses out to conflict, and how to encourage warring parties to make a deal. His book is “Why We Fight: The Roots of War and the Paths to Peace.”