Fragile States, Global Threats, and International SecurityeBook - 1999
Conventional wisdom holds that weak and failing states are the source of the world's most pressing security threats. However, our assumptions are based on anecdotal arguments, not on a systematic analysis. Analyzing terrorism, transnational crime, WMDs, pandemic diseases, and energy insecurity, Stewart Patrick shows that while some global threats do emerge in failed states, most of their weaknesses create misery only for their own citizenry. Moreover, many threats originate farther up the chain, in wealthier and more stable countries like Russia and Venezuela. Weak Links will force policymakers to rethink what they assume about state failure and transnational insecurity.
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, USA, 1999
Copyright Date: ©2010
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (353 pages)