Accession Number : AD1053338

Title :   A More Peaceful World Regional Conflict Trends and U. S. Defense Planning

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States

Personal Author(s) : Watts, Stephen ; Frederick,Bryan ; Kavanagh,Jennifer ; OMahony,Angela ; Szayna,Thomas S ; Lane,Matthew ; Stephenson,Alexander ; Clarke,Colin P

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 298

Abstract : Ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, and else- where have led many policymakers to warn that the United States faces a world in which the relative peace of the immediate post Cold War era has been replaced by a world of escalating conflict and threats to U.S. security. Yet many U.S. defense decisions require a look beyond immediate crises and entail assumptions about the state of the world as it will be one, two, or even three decades in the future.

Descriptors :   Democracy , culture (social sciences) , international relations , international law , treaties , globalization , national security , contingency operations (military) , failed states , civil war , international conflicts , ethnic groups , iraqiwar , intergovernmental organizations , national politics , MILITARY PLANNING

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE