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Blood on the doorstep the politics of preventive action.

Rubin, Barnett R.

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ISBN 10: 0870784730 / ISBN 13: 9780870784736
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New York : Century Foundation Press, c2002. Hardcover. Dustjacket. xvi, 256 p. : ill., maps. . "A Century Foundation/Council on Foreign Relations book."/ Includes bibliographical references and index . Condition : very good copy. ISBN 9780870784736[KEYWORDS: POLITICS*. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 109377

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Throughout the 1990s, U.S. policymakers by and large thought they could insulate the country from the collapse of distant states and the spread of war and disorder in some of the world's poorest regions. The attacks on September 11, 2001, however, showed that dire conditions in seemingly isolated regions could become incubators for violence that hits America directly. This book, based on Barnett R. Rubin¡'s years of experience as director of the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that initiatives aimed at preventing regional crises must form a key part of the U.S. global security strategy.


Drawing on his experience leading CPA projects in the Balkans, Central Asia, Central Africa, and West Africa, as well has his extensive work on Afghanistan, Rubin illustrates concretely how seemingly exotic and distant conflicts are deeply integrated into our global system through the effects of global strategies and markets. These conflicts, the author argues, are harder to contain once they flare up into violence and yet are potentially more subject to prevention by global actors than common wisdom claims.


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Barnett R. Rubin is director of studies and senior fellow at the Center on International Cooperation of New York University and was the founding director of the Center for Preventive Action. He is one of the world's leading experts on Afghanista

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