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Introduction

Patrick Stewart

in Weak Links

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199751501
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895366 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the emerging consensus that weak and failing states pose the biggest threats to the US and international security. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyze the relationship between state weakness and five of the world's most pressing transnational threats: transnational terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, transnational crime, energy insecurity, and infectious disease. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: state failure; failing states; defense policy; international threats; terrorism; weapons of mass destruction; translational crime; energy insecurity; infectious disease

Chapter.  7055 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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