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Catastrophic consequences : civil wars and American interests, Steven R. David

Label
Catastrophic consequences : civil wars and American interests
Title
Catastrophic consequences
Title remainder
civil wars and American interests
Statement of responsibility
Steven R. David
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Civil war and other types of radical domestic upheaval are replacing war as the preeminent threat to American security and economic well being, according to Steven R. David. Catastrophic Consequences argues that civil conflicts are of even greater importance than deliberate efforts to harm the United States or to undermine its interests precisely because they are unintended -- and therefore impossible to deter. David examines the prospects for and potential aftereffects of instability in four nations vital to U.S. national interests -- Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, and Mexico. It is not, he argues, a rising China that threatens America, but one that is falling apart. Likewise, it is not a hostile Pakistani regime over which the United States should worry, rather it is one that cannot keep the country together. Similarly, a conflict-torn Mexico or Saudi Arabia poses a far greater danger to America than does either of those states growing stronger. In assessing these threats, David contends that the United States's only viable option is to view other-state civil upheaval similarly to natural disasters and to develop a coherent, effective emergency response mechanism, which does not exist today in any systemic, nationwide form
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
David, Steven R
Dewey number
303.6/4
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480.A5
LC item number
D38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil war
  • Civil war
  • Civil war
  • Civil war
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Catastrophic consequences : civil wars and American interests, Steven R. David
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a new kind of threat -- Saudi Arabia : oil fields ablaze -- Pakistan : loose nukes -- Mexico : a flood of refugees -- China : collapse of a great power -- Conclusions : the coming storm
Control code
190596137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780801889882
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)190596137
Label
Catastrophic consequences : civil wars and American interests, Steven R. David
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a new kind of threat -- Saudi Arabia : oil fields ablaze -- Pakistan : loose nukes -- Mexico : a flood of refugees -- China : collapse of a great power -- Conclusions : the coming storm
Control code
190596137
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780801889882
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007052590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)190596137

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