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International Security

A Very Short Introduction
Narrated by: Peter Ganim
Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

International security is never out of the headlines. War and peace, military strategy, the proliferation of nuclear weapons and revisionist states remain central to the discussion, but concerns such as climate change, migration, poverty, health, and international terrorism have complicated the field. So what really matters: The traditional prioritization of state security or the security needs of individuals, humanity, and the biosphere? Using a broad range of international examples, Christopher Browning outlines the nature of the key debates about contemporary international security challenges, and discusses the inherent difficulties that exist in tackling them. He also asks to what extent such debates are infused with questions of power, politics, justice, morality, and responsibility.

©2013 Christopher S. Browning (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Lacks focus

This is a once-over-lightly discussion of many world problems from a social justice perspective. I learned more about the author's perspective than I learned about international relations. The Publisher's Summary is fairly accurate in this regard.

The first part of the book does treat more traditional international security issues. However, I found the author's description of realist and neorealist views to be caricatured and simplistic. As a complement to this book, therefore, I would recommend listening to Mearsheimer's The Great Delusion, to get a better idea of the arguments of neorealists.

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Stupid book. I regret purchasing this.

The book almost entirely ignores the threat of Islamic terrorism in migrants trying to reach Europe. I

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