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The breaking of nations : order and chaos in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Robert Cooper
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2003.
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"In The Breaking of Nations, Robert Cooper shows that the key question confronting postmodern states is how they should deal with a world in which missiles and terrorists ignore borders and where the certainties of the Cold War alliances no longer exist. He argues that Europeans have to be prepared to use the rougher methods of an earlier era - force, pre-emptive attack, deception - if they are serious about  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cooper, Robert, 1947-
Breaking of nations.
London : Atlantic Books, 2003
(OCoLC)607068950
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cooper
ISBN: 1843542307 9781843542308 0871139138 9780871139139
OCLC Number: 53252908
Description: xi, 180 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1 : The condition of the world : Introduction; The old world order; The new world order; Security in the new world --
Part 2 : The conditions of peace : twenty-first century diplomacy --
Part 3 : Epilogue : Europe and America.
Responsibility: Robert Cooper.

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