Does economic interdependence lead to peace or conflict between nations? When two countries enter an economic relationship characterized by interdependence, are they constrained in their military behavior toward one another or are they adding one more source of disagreement over which conflict may emerge? Economic Interdependence and Conflict in World Politics aims to solve the interdependence-conflict puzzle by providing answers to these questions. Mark J.C. Crescenzi breaks new ground in his explication of the strategic causal mechanism linking economic interdependence and conflict between nations, providing a new and valuable lens through which international economic ties should be evaluated with respect to their impact on national security. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of international relations.