By Graeme P. Herd

ISBN-10: 0415560543

ISBN-13: 9780415560542

This ebook addresses the problem of grand strategic balance within the 21st century, and examines the function of the most important centres of worldwide strength - US, european, Russia, China and India - in dealing with modern strategic threats.

This edited quantity examines the cooperative and conflictual means of serious Powers to control more and more interconnected strategic threats (not least, terrorism and political extremism, WMD proliferation, fragile states, nearby crises and clash and the energy-climate nexus) within the 21st century. The participants query no matter if worldwide order will more and more be characterized by way of a predictable interdependent one-world procedure, as strategic threats create interest-based incentives and sensible merits. The paintings strikes directly to argue that the operational thought of worldwide order is a live performance of serious Powers directing a brand new institutional order, norms and regimes whose blend is strategic-threat particular, locally delicate, loosely organised, and including significant states (not least Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia). management should be singular, collective or coalition-based and this can characterise the character of strategic balance and global order within the 21st century.

This publication may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of overseas safety, grand process, international coverage and IR.

Graeme P. Herd is Co-Director of the foreign education path in protection coverage on the Geneva Centre for safety coverage (GCSP). he's co-author of numerous books and co-editor of The Ideological conflict on Terror: around the world recommendations for Counter Terrorism (2007), Soft safeguard Threats and eu Security (2005), Security Dynamics of the previous Soviet Bloc (2003) and Russia and the areas: energy via Weakness (2003).

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Hizb-Â�ut-Tahrir in Central Asia) have not resorted to violence, including terrorism, prioritizing propaganda instead. While ideological extremism does not inadvertently lead to violence, including terrorism, it provides a powerful ideological basis for the latter. However, ideological/religious extremism is not the only condition for the radicalization of extremists into violent actors such as terrorists – radicalization is a gradual process, through which the influence of context-Â�specific social, psychological and cultural factors merge with the impact of political realities re-Â�interpreted in line with an extremist ideology.

Each side now enters a contest for control over resources: Until now the liberal West’s strategy has been to try to integrate these two€powers into the international liberal order, to tame them and make them safe for liberalism. P. Herd and P. 24 His paradigm suggests a realist world order in which balance of power, hierarchy and zero-Â�sum thinking characterize international relations. Fareed Zakaria disagrees with both the Kagan and Khanna paradigms, as the former is based on a return to a bipolar world order – a Cold War redux – while the latter ignores the growing roles of Russia, India and Brazil as centers of global power.

What makes this version of Islamist extremism such a powerful anti-Â�system ideology at the transnational level; one that is able to come up with an alternative vision Terrorism and extremism╇╇ 29 of a global order and inspire enough adepts to promote it with terrorist means? First, it is more than an extremist fringe of a religious current, but a quasi-Â� religious ideology that goes beyond confessional issues and merges political, social and cultural protest with genuine belief in the possibility of an alternative global order – a system based on the direct rule of God.

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