National Security for a New Era: Globalization and Geopolitics After Iraq

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Pearson Longman, 2008 - Political Science - 420 pages
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National Security for a New Era
Globalization and Geopolitics After Iraq
Third Edition
Donald M. Snow

In the third edition of this popular text, renowned security scholar Donald M. Snow continues to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the United States' national security situation and its security policies.

This text examines national security from two fundamental "fault lines"-the end of the Cold War and the 9/11 terrorist attacks-and considers how the resulting era of globalization and geopolitics guides policy. Placing this trend in conceptual and historical context and following it through military, semi-military, and non-military concerns, "National Security in a New Era" treats its subject as a nuanced and subtle phenomenon that is evolving to encompass everything, from the nation right down to the individual.

New to the Third Edition The changing problem of national security due to the Iraq War is discussed throughout the text. A new chapter, "The Legacies of Iraq," goes beyond the oft-discussed causes of America's involvement to focus on how America will move forward. A new chapter, "Extending Security in a Post-Iraq World," introduces students to transnational security issues, such as borders, natural resources, diseases, and the environment. New coverage continues to explore the post-Cold War security environment, including the resurgence of Russia, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and the shifting politics of making security policy. New Study/Discussion Questions and updated Amplification and Challenge! boxes provide the tools needed to make connections between abstract analyses of national security issues anddaily headlines.

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Contents

PARTI THE CONTEXT
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America and the Realist Paradigm
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The American Experience
76
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Donald M. Snow, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, is the author of over 40 books on foreign policy, international relations, and national security topics.

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