Accession Number : ADA269259

Title :   Paradigm Lost? Transitions and the Search for a New World Order.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Jablonsky, David

Report Date : JUL 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : Sometime in the penultimate decade of the 20th century, the United States and its allies won the cold war. Once again in the current transition period, the primary questions revolve around the management of power and America's role in global politics. Once again there are the issues of change and continuity. In terms of change, the cold war set in train a blend of integrative and disintegrative forces and trends that are adding to the complex tensions of the current transition. The integrative force that increasingly linked global economies in the cold war, for instance, also holds out the spectral potential of global depression or, at the very least, nations more susceptible to disintegrative actions, as the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait demonstrated. In a similar manner, the advances in communications and transportation that have spread the results of medical and scientific discoveries around the world are countered by the malign transnational results of nuclear technology, the drug trade, terrorism, AIDS and global warming

Descriptors :   *COLD WAR, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TRANSITIONS, UNITED STATES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE