Global Responses to Global Threats: Sustainable Security for the 21st Century

Chris Abbott, Paul Rogers and John Sloboda | Oxford Research Group | June 2006

Issues:Climate change, Competition over resources, Global militarisation, Marginalisation


This major report was the result of an 18-month long research project examining the various threats to global security, and sustainable responses to those threats.

Current security policies assume international terrorism to be the greatest threat to global security, and attempt to maintain the status quo and control insecurity through the projection of military force. The authors argue that the failure of this approach has been clearly demonstrated during the 'war on terror' and it is distracting governments from the real threats that humanity faces.

Unless urgent action is taken within the next five to ten years, it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to avoid a highly unstable global system by the middle years of the century.

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