Accession Number:

ADA364499

Title:

Sources of Conflict in the Twenty-First Century.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-11

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

This paper reviews critically some of the more significant recent writings about the future security environment dealing with sources of conflict in the twenty-first century. The writings reviewed range between the unabashed optimism of Francis Fukuyama1s end of history the history of violent conflict at any rate and Robert Kaplans pessimistic and grim global anarchy -- a veritable worldwide descent into political, environmental and societal chaos. It is the authors conclusion that the forces acting in and on the security environment in the twenty-first century, while they can be identified with some degree of certainty, are so many, complex, interactive and at times contradictory that attempts to predict future conflicts are problematic. Never the less, they are vital to an understanding of the current and future international security environment and a vital part of the process by which a viable national security strategy is developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE