Search Results: international-and-regional-security

International and Regional Security

The Causes of War and Peace

Author: Benjamin Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317285549

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This volume is a collection of the best essays of Professor Benjamin Miller on the subjects of international and regional security. The book analyses the interrelationships between international politics and regional and national security, with a special focus on the sources of international conflict and collaboration and the causes of war and peace. More specifically, it explains the sources of intended and unintended great-power conflict and collaboration. The book also accounts for the sources of regional war and peace by developing the concept of the state-to-nation balance. Thus the volume is able to explain the variations in the outcomes of great power interventions and the differences in the level and type of war and peace in different eras and various parts of the world. For example, the book’s model can account for recent outcomes such as the effects of the 2003 American intervention in Iraq, the post-2011 Arab Spring and the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine. The book also provides a model for explaining the changes in American grand strategy with a special focus on accounting for the causes of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Finally, the book addresses the debate on the future of war and peace in the 21st century. This book will be essential reading for students of international security, regional security, Middle Eastern politics, foreign policy and IR.

South Asia and the Great Powers

International Relations and Regional Security

Author: Sten Rynning

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1786721341

Category: History

Page: 336

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In the wake of the international combat mission in Afghanistan, South Asia’s security is becoming a factor of increasing importance both to local and more distant great powers: Pakistan, India, Iran, China and the US. Where the implications of war and peace are open to question, the possibility of change depends more on politics than economics. This book asks whether the region’s great powers can overcome opposing interests and commit to political restraint.

Regional security and global governance: a proposal for a 'Regional-Global Security Mechanism' in light of the UN High-Level panel's report (Egmont Paper 4)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Academia Press

ISBN: 9789038206943


Page: N.A

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Regional Security and Global Governance

A Study of Interaction Between Regional Agencies and the UN Security Council with a Proposal for a Regional-global Security Mechanism

Author: Kennedy Graham,Tânia Felício

Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA

ISBN: 905487404X

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

View: 6522

A compelling study of the interaction between regional agencies and the UN Security Council that includes a proposal for a regional-global security mechanism, which should be of interest to policy makers worldwide. This ground-breaking exploration into how peace and security might best be attained in the 21st century, its central message is the importance of realizing UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s vision of a "regional-global security mechanism” within the next decade. The book reviews the historical tussle between universalism and regionalism as the cornerstone of international security over the past century, culminating in the "new regionalism" that has characterised international relations in recent decades. The complexities of contemporary regional, sub-regional and other organizations, blessed and burdened with overlapping membership, evolving mandates, and even shifting "focal areas" are analysed. The "multidimensional phenomenon" of regional security is explored--cultural, political and legal--with a view to understanding how regional organizations work today. This book is one of those rare offerings--a policy-oriented prescription for peace and security that is based on factual analysis and creative reasoning. It is a must for national diplomats, regional officials, and international civil servants.

Legitimacy, Peace Operations and Global-regional Security

The African Union-United Nations Partnership in Darfur

Author: Linnéa Gelot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415526531

Category: Political Science

Page: 179

View: 4488

"This book focuses on the collaboration that takes place in the field of conflict management between the global centre and the African regional level. It moves beyond the dominant framework on regional-global security partnerships, which mainly considers one-sided legal and political factors. Instead, new perspectives on the relationships are presented through the lens of international legitimacy. The book argues that the AU and the UN Security Council fight for legitimacy to ensure their positions of authority and to improve the chances of success of their activities. It demonstrates in regard to the case of Darfur why and how legitimacy matters for states, international organisations, and also for global actors and local populations." -- Page [iii] of paperback version.

Regional Powers and Security Orders

A Theoretical Framework

Author: Robert Stewart-Ingersoll,Derrick Frazier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136644970

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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This book presents a new theoretical framework through which to understand the role of regional powers in creating and maintaining regional security orders. As a result of the retreat of the global powers since the end of the Cold War, it has become clear that international security dynamics are less explicable without considering the regional level as a primary focus for most states. The authors contend that these dynamics, which include the identification, management and prevention of security threats, are heavily influenced by regional powers. The regional level in this text is defined on the basis of regional sub-systems, more specifically Regional Security Complexes. Within this context, the authors utilize their framework to address how security orders are defined and how regional powers are identified. The focus then turns to an analysis of how the roles and foreign policy orientations of regional powers, conditioned by the presence of material capabilities, affect the development of regional security orders. The authors then present a comparative analysis of Russia, Brazil and India within their own security complexes to demonstrate an application of the framework. This book will be of interest to students of regional security, international security, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

SIPRI Yearbook 2008

Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

Publisher: SIPRI Publication

ISBN: 0199548951

Category: Political Science

Page: 604

View: 750

The 39th edition of edition of the SIPRI Yearbook analyses developments in 2007 in security and conflicts; military spending and armaments; non-proliferation; arms control; and disarmament. This major publication will also contain annexes on arms control and disarmament agreements, and a chronology of security and arms-control related events.

Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security

Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

Author: W. Tow,R. Kersten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271205

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

View: 6651

This book assesses the key factors underlying such Australian-Japanese cooperation and those policy challenges that could impede it. Experts offer critical insights into why their two countries – traditionally the two key 'spokes' in the US bilateral alliance network spanning Asia – are moving toward a security relationship in their own right.

Defence Policy of Nigeria: Capability and Context

A Reader

Author: Celestine Oyom Bassey and Charles Quarker Dokubo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456731556

Category: Political Science

Page: 688

View: 2658

This Reader provides a structurally coherent explanation and review of the magnified role conception and organizational task expansion for the Nigerian military establishment in foreign policy. It argues essentially that one of the most problematic and intractable areas of public policy in Nigeria since the Civil War concerns the development of a professional defence establishment adequate to meet the challenges arising from the altered parameters of iour security environment. The correction of this condition is the primary motivation of the Armed Forces modernization and augmentation program that touches upon all elements of Nigeria's military power. This Reader is at once a review and a critique of the major facets of this modernization and augmentation process of the Nigerian armed forces within the operative context of the changing dimension of threat perception and the strategic parameters that have guided Nigerian military planning since the Civil War in 1970.

Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea

Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation

Author: Dr Shicun Wu,Professor Keyuan Zou

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240761X

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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While there is abundant literature discussing non-traditional security issues, there is little mention of such issues existing in the South China Sea. This area is vulnerable to natural hazards and marine environmental degradation. The marine ecosystem is threatened by various adverse sources including land-based pollution, busy shipping lanes, and over-exploitation activities which threaten the security of the surrounding population. This area is also threatened by piracy and maritime crimes but law enforcement becomes difficult due to unclear maritime boundaries. This volume is designed to explore the security cooperation and regional approaches to these non-traditional security issues in the hope to build a peaceful environment and maintain international and regional security and order in the South China Sea region.

Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America

Author: Marcial A.G. Suarez,Rafael Duarte Villa,Brigitte Weiffen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137573821

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

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This volume explores the repercussions of a changing world order on regional security in Latin America. It examines how global and regional power shifts impact on the evolution of regional institutions as well as on state policies adopted in response to regional security challenges such as border conflicts, political instability, migration, drug-trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism. Contributions to this volume analyze the topic from three angles: power dynamics and its effects on regional security governance; the contribution of regional institutions to the management of security challenges; and the impact of power dynamics on states’ shifting security priorities. Written by specialists from Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Europe, the chapters weave theory and case studies to provide a rich description of the impact of power and politics on regional security in Latin America. This book is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practitioners interested in Latin American politics, regional cooperation, and war and conflict studies, as well as international security and international relations in general.

Afghanistan and Central Asia: NATO's Role in Regional Security Since 9/11

Author: O. Tanrisever

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614991790

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 9539

Instability in Afghanistan has had a considerable effect on regional security in Central Asia, particularly in the aftermath of the events of 9/11, and this has meant that the importance of NATO and its contribution to security in this area has increased considerably. A detailed analysis of this topic is precisely important because it could highlight the areas where the Central Asian countries could increase their security contributions to Afghanistan’s security through enhancing their cooperation with NATO. This book presents the fully revised and updated versions of papers presented at the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW), 'NATO, the Fight against International Terrorism in Afghanistan and Security Situation in Central Asia since 9/11', held in Ankara, Turkey, in April 2011. This ARW was supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme. The book takes a comprehensive approach to the regional security complex in Central Asia by emphasizing the human security, socio-political and energy dimensions in addition to the traditional military dimension of the fight against international terrorism in and around Afghanistan. The findings of the book enhance our understanding of the root causes of international terrorism and the effective ways of coping with the security challenges in this region. The book is divided into five parts: First, NATO’s Contribution to Lasting Security in Afghanistan; Second, Responses of the Central Asian States to Political Instability, Organized Crime and International Terrorism in Afghanistan; Third, Energy Security in and around Central Asia; Fourth, International Competition and Co-operation over Afghanistan and Central Asia; and Last but not least, Regional Security Organizations and the Fight against International Terrorism in Afghanistan.

Regions and Powers

The Structure of International Security

Author: Barry Buzan,Ole Wæver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521891110

Category: Political Science

Page: 564

View: 3379

An analysis and application of security complex theory in security regions in the post-Cold War order, first published in 2003.

Understanding Security

Author: Mike Bourne

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137402105

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 8473

This broad-ranging new text introduces a wide range of theoretical perspectives with a central focus on their application to understanding key issues in global, state and human security in the contemporary world.

War and Governance: International Security in a Changing World Order

International Security in a Changing World Order

Author: Richard Weitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313347360

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 3982

An insightful and expert assessment examines how best to end—and avert—wars. • Short case studies • A survey of key institutions and sub-organizations • Maps

Issues in Geopolitics and International Affairs: 2012 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481649418

Category: Political Science

Page: 48

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Issues in Geopolitics and International Affairs: 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about International Development in a concise format. The editors have built Issues in Geopolitics and International Affairs: 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about International Development in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Geopolitics and International Affairs: 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Rising Star

China's New Security Diplomacy

Author: Bates Gill

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815704546

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 8969

China's diplomatic strategy has changed dramatically since the mid-1990s, creating both challenges and opportunities for other world powers. Through a combination of pragmatic security policies, growing economic clout, and increasingly deft diplomacy, China has established productive and increasingly solid relationships throughout Asia and around the globe. Yet U.S. policymakers are still trying to comprehend these critical changes. Rising Star provides a coherent framework for understanding China's new security diplomacy and guiding America's China policy. Bates Gill has completely updated his original analysis, focusing on Chinese policy in three areas: regional security mechanisms, nonproliferation and arms control, and questions of sovereignty and intervention. Looking to the future, he offers specific recommendations for a balanced and realistic approach that emphasizes what China and the United States have in common, rather than what divides them. The main arguments and recommendations of the original book continue to hold true and, in many respects, are more compelling now than ever before given China's continued ascendancy.

Regional Maintenance of Peace and Security under International Law

The Distorted Mirrors

Author: Dace Winther

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135120552

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 6164

This book explores the scope and limits of what is appropriate for regional action in the maintenance of peace and security. It offers a comparative study of legal regulation of the use of force in the maintenance of peace and security of different security regions in the context of the UN system and general international law. The book examines the post-Cold War legal documents and practice of the regional organizations of six security regions of the world (Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, the Russian sphere of influence and the Euro-Atlantic region), and in doing so offers a unique international and comparative perspective towards regional characteristics that may influence the possibility for coherent action in a UN context. Dace Winther explores the controversial topics of regional humanitarian intervention and robust regional peacekeeping without a UN mandate, what is regarded as appropriate for regional action in different security regions of the world, and if the approaches of the regions differ, what factors could have an influence. The book is highly relevant in a global climate where regional mechanisms take an ever more active part in the maintenance of international peace and security, including the use of force. The book will be of great interest to students and academics of International Law, International Relations and Security Studies.

Networks and National Security

Dynamics, Effectiveness and Organisation

Author: Chad Whelan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 140943124X

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

View: 7339

This analysis presents a highly innovative, qualitative study of networks in the field of national security. Developing our understanding of 'organisational networks' in organisational theory, management and public administration, and 'security net-works' in criminology and international relations, he presents a multi-disciplinary analysis of network forms of organisation. Whelan puts forward a methodological framework involving five levels of analysis-structural, cultural, policy, technological and relational-with which we can better analyse and understand the dynamics and effectiveness of ne.

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