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Defense and Security

A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies

Defense and Security by Karl R. DeRouen
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An authoritative, up-to-date examination of the national security and defense policies of 50 influential nations and regions across the globe. When the Cold War ended, the world witnessed a collapse of the global bipolar political structure, prompting countries to adjust their national security and defense policies. Some nations pursued unilateral security, while others strengthened regional alliances. Some increased their defense spending, while others significantly reduced their military arsenal. What are the current security and defense policies of key countries around the world?

Defense and Security: A Compendium of National Armed Forces and Security Policies presents 50 highly readable, authoritative essays profiling the defense and security policies of individual countries and regions, with a focus on present-day developments. Written by leading national and international scholars and edited by eminent political science experts Karl DeRouen and Uk Heo, the essays take an in-depth look at each nation's current security situation, defense spending, present and potential military confrontations, civil-military relations, alliances, relations to terrorism, and other topics of importance. Historical events and conflicts are highlighted as well, with emphasis on the post-Cold War era. The essays are identical in structure, allowing readers to pinpoint similarities and draw comparisons among nations. The two-volume set concludes with a detailed summary featuring a cross-national comparison.

ABC-CLIO; September 2005
1078 pages; ISBN 9781851097869
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Title: Defense and Security
Author: Karl R. DeRouen