Grave New World

Security Challenges in the 21st Century

Author: Michael E. Brown

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589013353

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4307

The optimism that arrived at the end of the cold war and marked the turn of the Millennium was shattered by September 11. In the aftermath of that event it is not unwarranted pessimism that lines the pages of Grave New World, it is unavoidable reality. Terrorism is but one aspect of many other wider concerns for national and international security, and the contributors to this volume not only warn us, but reward us as well with the clarity of their views into—and possible solutions for—a difficult, complicated future. They speak convincingly of the numerous military and non-military challenges that create security problems—whether those are interstate, intrastate, or transnational—many of which are being dangerously overlooked in public policy debates. The challenges and complexities might seem insurmountable but the first step in solving problems is recognizing that they exist. Grave New World provides an eye-opening assessment of the prospects for peace and security in the 21st century. Michael E. Brown frames these issues in his Introduction, "Security Challenges in the 21st Century;" and in his summation, "Security Problems and Security Policy in a Grave New World."

Grave New World

The End of Globalization, the Return of History

Author: Stephen D. King

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300240074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 2264

A controversial look at the end of globalization and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning to fracture. With disappointing growth rates across the Western world, nations are no longer willing to sacrifice national interests for global growth; nor are their leaders able—or willing—to sell the idea of pursuing a global agenda of prosperity to their citizens. Combining historical analysis with current affairs, economist Stephen D. King provides a provocative and engaging account of why globalization is being rejected, what a world ruled by rival states with conflicting aims might look like, and how the pursuit of nationalist agendas could result in a race to the bottom. King argues that a rejection of globalization and a return to “autarky” will risk economic and political conflict, and he uses lessons from history to gauge how best to avoid the worst possible outcomes.

Crashed

Wie zehn Jahre Finanzkrise die Welt verändert haben

Author: Adam Tooze

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 3641192773

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 800

View: 6914

Zehn Jahre danach: Der Finanzcrash und seine dramatischen Folgen Als die US-Großbank Lehman Brothers im September 2008 zusammenbrach, war dies der Tiefpunkt der Banken- und Finanzkrise. Und obwohl der totale Kollaps der Weltwirtschaft damals verhindert wurde, ist die Finanzkrise noch lange nicht Geschichte, wie der britische Historiker Adam Tooze zeigt. Er schildert, wie es zu dieser Krise der Finanzmärkte kam und welche dramatischen Folgen sie bis heute hat. Denn nicht nur ist durch die Finanzkrise die Stabilität Europas ins Wanken geraten, sie hat auch das Vertrauen in die Kraft der globalen Wirtschaftsordnung erschüttert – und so zum Aufstieg der Populisten beigetragen.

Grave New World

A Crack in the Hourglass of Time

Author: ken sheffer

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462818633

Category: Fiction

Page: 353

View: 6884

It began as Global Warming, and then worsened to become known in the 22nd century as the Horrific Decline. Unless something drastic was done, the human race faced certain extinction. But because it had already progressed beyond the point of no return, nothing could be done to avert that fate unless they could somehow make changes to the past. Part science-fantasy and part romance, both serious and fun, Grave New World takes you on a new kind of adventure with intense and surprising turns. It is fiction to be enjoyed. We humans are the only species capable of bringing about our own extinction, and the only species so inclined. I wrote Grave New World to help raise the public consciousness about the perils of human impact on our environment, and to underscore our responsibilities for keeping this extraordinary planet a place where life can flourish. ken sheffer

Grave New World

Author: Michael Arthur Ledeen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 4908

From Central America to Iran, from Poland to Lebanon, both the United States and the Soviet Union have in recent years shown a growing confusion and unpredictability. Michael A. Ledeen, drawing on his first-hand experience as a foriegn correspondent and Special Advisor to Secretary of State Alexander Haig, offers an original and challenging analysis of the current East-West crisis, explaining what went wrong and why. "Instead of a direct confrontation between the two power blocs," Ledeen writes, "we now witness striking indecision on both sides." The failures of Soviet and American leadership, he contends, have encouraged leaders elsewhere--in Cuba and Israel, for example--to take risks and embark on international adventures they would never have attempted a decade ago, thereby increasing the risk of conflict between the superpowers. Ledeen looks at the reasons behind the super-powers' confusion and finds markedly different explanations in each case. The Soviet Union, he says, faces an internal structural crisis of potentially explosive magnitude, while the United States seems unable to produce a policy-making elite equal to the challenge of the modern world. As he isolates the specific factors in the increasingly dangerous world situation, Ledeen also considers "ways out" of the quandary, and suggests that the United States should pull together talent from throughout the Western world in its effort to construct sensible and durable approaches to foreign policy. About the Author: Michael A. Ledeen is Senior Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Consultant to the Undersecretary of State for Political affairs and the the office of the secretary of Defense. He is the co-author of the widely acclaimed bookDebacle, former editor of theWashington Quarterly, and author of five works on twentieth-century Europe.

Europadämmerung

Ein Essay

Author: Ivan Krastev

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518752189

Category: Political Science

Page: 143

View: 3138

Nach 1989 waren Landkarten plötzlich nicht länger in Mode. Die Grenzen sollten geöffnet werden für Menschen, Güter, Kapital und Ideen. An die Stelle der alten Karten traten Graphiken, welche die ökonomische Verflechtung innerhalb der EU illustrierten. Heute erleben wir einen ideologischen Gezeitenwechsel: Wo die Mehrheit der Europäer noch vor einigen Jahren optimistisch auf die Globalisierung blickte, empfinden sie Migration und die Rückkehr der Geopolitik als Quelle der Unsicherheit. Ivan Krastev untersucht die Ursachen für diesen Wandel und erörtert, welche Formen die europäische Desintegration annehmen könnte. Ein Zerfall der EU, so Krastev, wäre eine Tragödie, die den Kontinent zu internationaler Bedeutungslosigkeit verurteilen würde.

Rückkehr nach Reims

Author: Didier Eribon

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518744399

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 2884

Als sein Vater stirbt, reist Didier Eribon zum ersten Mal nach Jahrzehnten in seine Heimatstadt. Gemeinsam mit seiner Mutter sieht er sich Fotos an – das ist die Ausgangskonstellation dieses Buchs, das autobiografisches Schreiben mit soziologischer Reflexion verknüpft. Eribon realisiert, wie sehr er unter der Homophobie seines Herkunftsmilieus litt und dass es der Habitus einer armen Arbeiterfamilie war, der es ihm schwer machte, in der Pariser Gesellschaft Fuß zu fassen. Darüber hinaus liefert er eine Analyse des sozialen und intellektuellen Lebens seit den fünfziger Jahren und fragt, warum ein Teil der Arbeiterschaft zum Front National übergelaufen ist. Das Buch sorgt seit seinem Erscheinen international für Aufsehen. So widmete Édouard Louis dem Autor seinen Bestseller »Das Ende von Eddy«.

Grave New World

The Decline of The West in the Fiction of J.G. Ballard

Author: Dominika Oramus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780994098221

Category:

Page: 266

View: 1479

In this book Dr Dominika Oramus reads J.G. Ballard's fiction (and some of his non-fiction) as a record of the gradual internal degeneration of Western civilization in the second half of the twentieth century. In sundry ways and styles Ballard's ostensibly very heterogeneous oeuvre depicts the same intangible catastrophe that has happened to the world. Contemporary reality is thus presented in his late prose as "post-apocalyptic" though we are not literally living amidst the ruins, the golden age is far behind us and we are witnessing the twilight of the West. Oramus achieves two aims in this study. First, the revelation of the Grave New World, that imaginary territory Ballard describes in his books, which is a combination of the turn-of-the-millennium world, intertextual allusions to both fiction and non-fiction, and Ballard's projections for the near future with its sociological idiosyncrasies. Oramus shows that no matter which literary conventions Ballard applies in a given text (science fiction, speculative fiction, detective story, thriller, war novel, or any other), he charts the very same territory and remains throughout primarily interested in the reaction of the human mind to the post-World War II reality - which is the common denominator of his diverse obsessions. Second, she sheds light on the spiritual condition and social problems of contemporary Western civilization as seen by Ballard, its ever so inquisitive member. Her technique in approaching Ballard is that of textual analysis and a close readings of passages of his texts that best show his exuberant stylistics; sometimes she also points out his references to literary and cultural theories. As far as said theories are concerned, Oramus follows Ballard's own readings. He very often alludes to critical schools and makes his characters discuss fashionable notions and ideas. She refers to the same sources: mostly psychoanalysts (many Ballardian characters are psychiatrists), but also historians and recent cultural theorists.

Grave New World

Author: H. P. Mallory

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548797959

Category:

Page: 432

View: 6136

Fairy and law enforcement agent, Dulcie O'Neil, is in trouble. And so is her friend and master vampire, Bram. Finding themselves on the wrong side where illegal potions importer, Jax Rochefort, is concerned, now their only focus is finding a way to stay alive. But being taken hostage and tortured isn't Bram's style. Will this suave, centuries-old vampire find a way to free himself and Dulcie? Or will they both fall prey to the up and coming rebellion, the union of all the illegal potions gangs who seek to take over control of the Netherworld? Any way she looks at it, Dulcie is in a bad way. It might just take the perseverance and determination of a certain hunky Loki named Knight to rectify the situation. But even Knight doesn't know what he's up against...

The Living Dead Girl

Book One: a Grave New World

Author: Mika Busch

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984128683

Category:

Page: 146

View: 5701

Saffron loved the little Minnesota town where she lived with her older brother Shane. She loved the little park in which she spent her afternoons reading and boarding, with it's Autumn Maple Blaze and the little kids laughing in the background. She even loved her school and, while she wasn't really close friends with any of the kids in her new class, neither was anyone really mean to her. Best of all, Shane was due a promotion at work. That meant they could move into a bigger apartment. And that... that meant she could finally get a dog! Things were going so well. Then the dead began to walk. This is a fun, uplifting story, appropriate reading level for 10-14 year olds, about one young woman learning to deal with death and loss and independence, all alone in a town full of zombies. Her name is Saffron Mabel, she's 12 years old... she's the Living Dead Girl.

Grave New World

Zombie Apocalypse Soft Cover Medium Journal, Diary, Notebook with Lined Pages

Author: Just Gift

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781725559394

Category:

Page: 120

View: 1489

Whether buying for yourself or others, Just a Cheap Gift Journals make the perfect gift. Notebooks are great for daily journaling, sketching and doodling, brainstorming , making lists or taking notes on the go.120 lightly-lined writing pages provide plenty of space for writing.This is a medium sized vintage style journal so fits in most purses, backpacks, and totes. Not too thick & not too thin, so it's a great size to throw in your purse or bag!

The Limits of Constitutional Democracy

Author: Jeffrey K. Tulis

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691147369

Category: Law

Page: 353

View: 4462

Constitutional democracy is at once a flourishing idea filled with optimism and promise--and an enterprise fraught with limitations. Uncovering the reasons for this ambivalence, this book looks at the difficulties of constitutional democracy, and reexamines fundamental questions: What is constitutional democracy? When does it succeed or fail? Can constitutional democracies conduct war? Can they preserve their values and institutions while addressing new forms of global interdependence? The authors gathered here interrogate constitutional democracy's meaning in order to illuminate its future. The book examines key themes--the issues of constitutional failure; the problem of emergency power and whether constitutions should be suspended when emergencies arise; the dilemmas faced when constitutions provide and restrict executive power during wartime; and whether constitutions can adapt to such globalization challenges as immigration, religious resurgence, and nuclear arms proliferation. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Sotirios Barber, Joseph Bessette, Mark Brandon, Daniel Deudney, Christopher Eisgruber, James Fleming, William Harris II, Ran Hirschl, Gary Jacobsohn, Benjamin Kleinerman, Jan-Werner Müller, Kim Scheppele, Rogers Smith, Adrian Vermeule, and Mariah Zeisberg.

The Evolving Sphere of Food Security

Author: Rosamond L. Naylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199398542

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4700

Hundreds of millions of people still suffer from chronic hunger and food insecurity despite sufficient levels of global food production. The poor's inability to afford adequate diets remains the biggest constraint to solving hunger, but the dynamics of global food insecurity are complex and demand analysis that extends beyond the traditional domains of economics and agriculture. How do the policies used to promote food security in one country affect nutrition, food access, natural resources, and national security in other countries? How do the priorities and challenges of achieving food security change over time as countries develop economically? The Evolving Sphere of Food Security seeks to answer these two important questions and others by exploring the interconnections of food security to security of many kinds: energy, water, health, climate, the environment, and national security. Through personal stories of research in the field and policy advising at local and global scales, a multidisciplinary group of scholars provide readers with a real-world sense of the opportunities and challenges involved in alleviating food insecurity. In sub-Saharan Africa, for example, management of HIV/AIDS, the establishment of an equitable system of land property rights, and investment in solar-powered irrigation play an important role in improving food security---particularly in the face of global climate change. Meanwhile, food price spikes associated with the United States' biofuels policy continue to have spillover effects on the world's rural poor with implications for stability and national security. The Evolving Sphere of Food Security traces four key areas of the food security field: 1) the political economy of food and agriculture; 2) challenges for the poorest billion; 3) agriculture's dependence on resources and the environment; and 4) food in a national and international security context. This book connects these areas in a way that tells an integrated story about human lives, resource use, and the policy process.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 3715

»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Superpower Dilemmas

The U.S. and the U.S.S.R. at Century's End

Author: Michael Arthur Ledeen

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412835442

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 6116


Der Begriff des Terrorismus im Völkerrecht

Entwicklungslinien im Vertrags- und Gewohnheitsrecht unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Arbeiten zu einem "Umfassenden Übereinkommen zur Bekämpfung des Terrorismus"

Author: Tobias O. Keber

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631582404

Category: Law

Page: 276

View: 2596

Der Begriff des Terrorismus ist im Volkerrecht bis dato nicht abschliessend definiert. Die Anschlage islamistischer Terroristen am 11. September 2001 auf ausgesuchte Ziele in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika haben das Phanomen nicht nur allgemein fur das Volkerrecht bedeutsamer, sondern vor allem auch das Definitionsproblem brisanter werden lassen. Erste Versuche der Staatengemeinschaft, ein rechtlich fassbares Konzept auszuarbeiten, datieren in das Jahr 1937 zuruck. Seitdem hat es in verschiedenen Bereichen des Volkerrechts viele weitere Definitionsansatze gegeben. Der Autor untersucht die unterschiedlichen Entwicklungslinien im Kriegsrecht, Volkerstrafrecht, Internationalen Strafrecht, in der Resolutionspraxis des Sicherheitsrats sowie der Generalversammlung der Vereinten Nationen und in regionalen Abkommen zur Terrorismusbekampfung und klopft ausgewahlte Definitionen innerstaatlicher Rechtsordnungen ab. Beleuchtet wird dann, ob sich diese verschiedenen Ansatze zu einem einheitlichen Begriff verdichten lassen."

Weapons Proliferation and War in the Greater Middle East

Strategic Contest

Author: Richard L. Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134213883

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3987

This important new book explores the strategic reasons behind the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons as well as ballistic missile delivery systems in the Greater Middle East. It examines the uses and limitations of chemical weapons in regional combat, ballistic missile warfare and defenses, as well as Iran's drive for nuclear weapons and the likely regional reactions should Tehran acquire a nuclear weapons inventory. This book also discusses Chinese assistance to WMD and ballistic programs in the Greater Middle East. Finally, this book recommends policy options for American diplomacy to counter the challenges posed by WMD proliferation. This essential study prepares the ground for the challenges facing the international community. Richard Russell is a professor at the National Defense University's Near East-South Asia Center for Strategic Studies in Washington, DC. He also teaches at the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University. He previously served as a political-military analyst at the CIA.

Dunkle Sehnsucht

Roman - Cat & Bones 5

Author: Jeaniene Frost

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641071402

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3529

Eine coole Vampirjägerin, jede Menge Action und eine schier unmögliche Liebe Aus Liebe zu dem Vampir Bones wurde die Jägerin Cat Crawfield ebenfalls zu einer Untoten. Gemeinsam schützen sie die Menschen vor den Kreaturen der Nacht. Doch nun steht ein Krieg der Untoten bevor, der auch die Welt der Lebenden erschüttern wird. Die mächtige Voodoo-Königin Marie Laveau könnte das Zünglein an der Waage in diesem Konflikt sein. Aber die hat ganz eigene Pläne und wird sie erst offenbaren, wenn Cat dem König der Ghule im tödlichen Duell gegenübersteht – und Bones seiner Geliebten nicht beistehen kann ...

On the Edge of Earth

The Future of American Space Power

Author: Steven Lambakis

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813145783

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 4002

The United States has long exploited Earth's orbits to enhance security, generate wealth, and solidify its position as a world leader. America's ambivalence toward military activities in space, however, has the potential to undermine our future security. Many in Washington possess a peculiar regard for space and warfare. Some perceive space as a place to defend and fight for America's vital interests. Others -- whose voices are frequently dominant and manifested in public rhetoric, funded defense programs, international diplomacy, and treaty commitments -- look upon space as a preserve not to be despoiled by earthly strife. After forty years of discussion, the debate over America's role in space rages on. In light of the steady increase in international satellite activity for commercial and military purposes, American's vacillation on this issue could begin to pose a real threat to our national security. Steven Lambakis argues that this policy dysfunction will eventually manifest itself in diminished international political leverage, the forfeiture of technological advances, and the squandering of valuable financial resources. Lambakis reviews key political, military, and business developments in space over the past four decades. Emphasizing that we should not take our unobstructed and unlimited access to space for granted, he identifies potential space threats and policy flaws and proposes steps to meet national security demands for the twenty-first century.