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The breaking of nations : order and chaos in the twenty-first century

Author: Robert Cooper
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Grove Press edView all editions and formats
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Cooper shows that the greatest question facing postmodern states is how they should deal with a world in which missiles and terrorists ignore borders and where Cold War alliances no longer guarantee security. He argues that when dealing with a hostile outside enemy, civilized countries need to revert to tougher methods from an earlier era--force, preemptive attack, deception-- if we are to safeguard peaceful  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Cooper
ISBN: 0802141641 9780802141644
OCLC Number: 56978152
Description: xi, 180 p. ; 21 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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