Fishing in the mild West: democratic peace and militarised interstate disputes in the transatlantic community

  title={Fishing in the mild West: democratic peace and militarised interstate disputes in the transatlantic community},
  author={Gunther Hellmann and Benjamin Herborth},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={481 - 506}
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