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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
International Security: The Contemporary Agenda is a cutting-edge introduction
to key security challenges and developments in the post-Cold War world. Drawing
on a wide range of contemporary examples, it is an essential guide for students
seeking to understand the theoretical and empirical debates over the
fast-changing nature of international security today.
The book is clearly organized into four main sections. Section 1 provides an
analytical framework for the book, identifying the most significant post-Cold
War shifts in international security and recent theoretical developments in
Section 2 looks at environmental security, including the threat of
resource-based conflict, most notably over oil and water, and the perceived
security challenges of international migration.
Section 3 analyses the root causes of the so-called new wars, and the broader
insecurity found in many regions of the South. Dilemmas and problems of
intervention, including the controversial debate over humanitarian
intervention, are examined in detail.
Section 4 discusses new security challenges posed by international terrorism
and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. It explores the
strategies and policies adopted by the United States, particularly in the
aftermath of 9/11.
This book will be valuable reading for students of international relations,
international security and strategic studies.