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This book provides readers with insights into some of the world's most challenging cases of ethnic conflict while offering invaluable analysis of the implications of the conflicts for regional and international security.
Ethnic Conflict and Global Security features case studies of ethnic conflicts across the world, with an eye to regional and international security. It includes an overview of ethnic conflict theories, explains the roots and dynamics of individual ethnic conflicts, and analyzes how each ethnic conflict threatens international and/or regional security. It concludes with an overall analysis of the often dangerous implications of ethnic conflict for international and regional security.
Organized topically by case study, the book provides detailed coverage of such long-standing conflicts as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iraqi-Kurdish conflict, as well as conflicts between Hindus and Muslims in India, and in Tibet and former Yugoslavia. The book additionally addresses more recent issues such as those posed by Russian-speakers in Russia's near abroad, rival groups in South Sudan, and Boko Haram in Nigeria. This case study approach helps readers to understand the context and details of each situation and also provides analysis of the broader security implications of each. It will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand ethnic conflict as a political force and security threat.
- Demonstrates how international security concerns monumentally affect the lives of people around the world
- Offers the background and context needed to understand some of the most serious ethnic conflicts today
- Explains why ethnic conflict is often tied to regional and international terrorist organizations and is a leading cause of political violence
- Provides readers with a clear understanding of specific ethnic conflicts as well as the security implications of each conflict
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Praeger Security International
As the world gets "smaller" through technology and globalization, the security risks we face grow and multiply.
International security in the 21st century is not a topic that can be adequately addressed in nightly news soundbites or online articles intended to be relevant for 24 hours or less. Comprehending these complex issues requires insight from foreign policy specialists, diplomats, military officials, peace scholars, historians, and security experts—participants and observers on all sides of each conflict. This series provides the tools for understanding security issues in our uncertain, unstable world.
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- Provides reliable, comprehensive information on all matters relating to security that is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and professionals
- Offers insightful commentaries written by a diverse group of scholars and experts who provide interdisciplinary treatments of newsworthy events and important historical occurrences
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