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Ambassador Stephen Krasner's Orienting Principle for Foreign Policy (and Military Management) - Responsible Sovereignty   [open pdf - 3MB]

"The principal security threats of the past several centuries--war between or among major powers--do not have the urgency they once did. Two new types of threats have been introduced into the global security arena. Violent nonstate actors and other indirect political, economic, and social causes of poverty, social exclusion, corruption, terrorism, transnational crime, the global drug problem, and gangs are a few examples of 'new' threats to global security and stability. Today, even more so than in the past, the evolving concept of national security implies the protection--provided through a variety of nonmilitary and military ways and means--of the popular interests that provide for the well-being of society. This broadened definition of the contemporary security problem makes the concept so vague as to render it useless as an analytical tool. The genius of Ambassador Stephen Krasner, however, helps solve the problem."

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2012-04
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