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Author(s): Rainer Krug
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Paper Abstract

The global security environment in the near future will feature accelerating, and possibly momentous, changes in the international system. The large-scale trends in this scenario are - the increasing globalization (with both beneficial and disruptive side effects); - the quickening pace of technological innovation; - the accelerating proliferation of mass destruction technologies; - the growing capacities of non-state actors relative to nation-states; - the persistence of corrosive regional, ethnic, and religious conflicts and - the increasing resource scarcity and environment degradation. Thus, the strategic global security environment with its impact on our security of the future will be characterized by continued and possibly increased instability and the potential for catalytic events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2009
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 7483, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures VI, 748302 (25 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.849241
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Rainer Krug, The Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7483:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures VI
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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