This book examines the relationship of local conflict to international security and considers the dilemma of providing security to small states without compromising their independence. It assesses the extent to which local wars tend to escalate and threaten the global security system.
Part One: Domestic Conflicts 1. Conflict in Chad 2. Civil Conflict in Lebanon Part Two: Interstate Conflicts 3. The Iran-Iraq War 4. Multilateral Approaches to Multidimensional Conflict Resolution: Lessons from the Horn of Africa Part Three: Superpower Involvement 5. Afghanistan 1984: Crisis After Crisis, Internal and External 6. Grenada: An International Crisis in Multilateral Security 7. Conclusions