Challenges of the global century : report of the Project on Globalization and National Security
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES, Richard L Kugler, Ellen L Frost, Stephen J Flanagan
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Page 4 - Kugler is a distinguished research professor in the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University. He formerly was a research leader at RAND and a senior executive in the Department of Defense.
Page 4 - The National Defense University (NDU) is a joint professional military education institution operating under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Its purpose is to prepare military and civilian leaders for service at the highest levels of national defense and security. The principal operating elements of NDU are the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National War College, Joint Forces Staff College, Information Resources Management College, Institute for National Strategic...
Page 10 - Another byproduct of globalization is that the speed of changes in income and its distribution within and among countries can rock political stability. As a general rule, globalization offers rising elites and the urban middle classes a bigger share of the economic pie. If this share increases too rapidly and if the rest of the pie is not made available to others because of monopolies or corruption, the government can lose its legitimacy, as it did in Indonesia.
Page 5 - The project was conducted by the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University and sponsored by the Department of the Navy.
Page 8 - ... information technology, accompanied by the spread of cable television, the increasing number of personal computers, electronic mail, and the instant availability of information. This revolution has sparked a business-driven interaction of advanced telecommunications, technology transfer, and capital flows. Globalization would not be occurring in its present form were it not for the business application of the knowledge revolution—for example, computers, e-mail, satellites, and other innovations.
Page 8 - Globalization is a long-term process of change, not a static condition. It comes in many forms, of which economic globalization is only one. The central features of globalization are the rapidly growing and uneven cross-border flows of goods, services, people, money, technology, information, ideas, culture, crime, and weapons. Owing to globalization, international and transnational activity is growing exponentially, and the rate of change is accelerating almost everywhere, often faster than governments...
Page 13 - Regional organizations such as the European Union (EU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA), and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) present actual and potential trading blocs which could turn into fortresses if and when the global system breaks down through economic or political crises. Localism within each large nationstate such as the...
Page 4 - ... is a joint professional military education institution operating under the direction of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Its purpose is to prepare military and civilian leaders for service at the highest levels of national defense and security. The principal operating elements of NDU are the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National War College, Joint Forces Staff College, Information Resources Management College, Institute for National Strategic Studies, and Center for Hemispheric...
Page 29 - World Bank, World Development Indicators 2000 (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2000).