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Are nations with women leaders more or less likely to go to war with other nations?

Are nations with women leaders more or less likely to go to war with other nations?  Government professor S.P. Harish and his co-author addressed that question in a recent article appearing in the Journal of Political Economy, a top outlet in social science.  Their study took an historical quantitative approach by examining nations led by queens or kings during a more than 400-year period from 1480 to 1913. You can read the article here: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/707011. An animated version of the argument is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfMdDU80NNo. Many congratulations to Prof. Harish and his colleague on completing this fascinating piece of work!