This book looks specifically at a number of topics that deal with the changing nature of the state in the era of globalization, and the impact of this transformation on global security and stability. Each topic is also represented by a diagram assessing and illustrating the linkages between the challenges currently facing states and recommendations for ways in which the state can move forward. This book may serve as a reference guide for practitioners, students, and academic institutions that work to provide solutions to contemporary conflicts and security threats. Topics addressed include the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, arms control, energy security, natural disasters, the changing role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), health paradigms, and US environmental policy.
Dr. Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan is a Senior Scholar in Geostrategy and Director of the Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.
"This collection of policy briefs provides a valuable insight into a number of major issues that affect the future of the international system. The briefs are authored by acknowledged experts and brought together in a format that provides for a succinct overview of the challenges we face as a result of rapidly increasing globalization. They have been skillfully edited by Dr. Al-Rodhan, who has developed an interesting methodology to assess the various contributions."
Dr. Fraser Cameron, Senior Advisor, European Policy Centre, Brussels