New Global Dangers : Changing Dimensions of International Security

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-08-01
  • Publisher: Mit Pr

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Despite growing concerns after September 11, 2001, over the global terrorist threat and the spread of weapons of mass destruction, international security no longer hinges only on arms control and the prevention of war. Nonmilitary concerns, including emerging infectious diseases, environmental degradation, demographic trends, and humanitarian catastrophes, also represent significant threats to global stability. In this book, leading analysts offer an overview of critical security dangers facing the world today. The book looks first at the relationship between weapons and security, discussing such aspects of proliferation as "nuclear entrepreneurship" in Russia and the threat of biological warfare. It then examines nonmilitary security concerns, including resource scarcity, migration, HIV/AIDS in Africa, and why humanitarian assistance sometimes does more harm than good. Finally, it looks at the role of transnational actors, including terrorist groups, nongovernmental organizations, and the privatized military industry.

Table of Contents

Command of the commons : the military foundation of U.S. hegemonyp. 3
Why do states build nuclear weapons? : three models in search of a bombp. 45
Never say never again : nuclear reversal revisitedp. 78
Preventing nuclear entrepreneurship in Russia's nuclear citiesp. 108
Pathogens as weapons : the international security implications of biological warfarep. 141
Dreaded risks and the control of biological weaponsp. 180
Beyond the MTCR : building a comprehensive regime to contain ballistic missile proliferationp. 215
Human security : paradigm shift of hot air?p. 249
Environmental scarcities and violent conflict : evidence from casesp. 265
Security, stability, and international migrationp. 301
A surplus of men, a deficit of peace : security and sex ratios in Asia's largest statesp. 337
HIV/AIDS and the changing landscape of war in Africap. 371
Collateral damage : humanitarian assistance as a cause of conflictp. 390
Market civilization and its clash with terrorp. 423
Behind the curve : globalization and international terrorismp. 448
The NGO scramble : organizational insecurity and the political economy of transnational actionp. 477
Corporate warriors : the rise of the privatized military industry and its ramifications for international securityp. 512
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