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New Security Frontiers

Critical Energy and the Resource Challenge, 1st Edition

Edited by Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel


240 pages

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pub: 2016-09-09
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The globalizing world is increasingly confronting a new category of security issues related to resource availability. The resource environment contains both traditional categories, such as energy, foodstuffs, and water, as well as new technologically related resources, such as rare earth minerals. The essays in this volume emphasize both the uniqueness and the magnitude of these new challenges, while simultaneously acknowledging that cooperation and competition in response to these security concerns occur within the context of both the historical and contemporary international power configurations. Moreover, these challenges are of a global nature and will require global perspectives, global thinking, and innovative global solutions. Krishna-Hensel brings together a wide range of topics focusing on critical resource availability impacting upon global security and the geopolitical ramifications of resource competition. The volume addresses the development of strategic thinking on these issues and underscores the increasing awareness that this is a critical area of concern in the twenty-first century global landscape.


'A careful, sobering discussion of the "new energy order" we now live in. This distinguished group of international scholars explores the ramifications of rising geopolitical competition for energy, water, and food, and calls for a novel security strategy-collective action. Especially good in highlighting the unintended consequences of shortsighted market based solutions typically advocated by politicians. An essential contribution to an important topic.' Nicolai N. Petro, University of Rhode Island, USA 'Welcome home: National security returns to its pre-Cold War roots and finds its new challenges complex and difficult. Gone are the days when a strong military industrial partnership and robust force structure was sufficient to defend and advance the cause of freedom. Now we must not only consider American military power, but the climate, energy and water demand equal strategic consideration. These new security frontiers claim thoughtful analysis and consideration by academia as we plot our course through the early years of the 21st Century. New Security Frontiers: Critical Energy and Resource Challenge is a superb place to start.' Kenneth A. Minihan, former Director of the National Security Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency, USA

About the Editor

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel, Auburn University at Montgomery, USA

About the Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series
The Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series reflects a recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in the world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. It is increasingly clear that the next century will be characterized by issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, shaped by competitive forces and features of economic globalization yet to be fully evaluated and understood. Comparative and comprehensive in concept, this series explores the relationship between transnational and regional issues through the lens of widely applicable interdisciplinary methodologies and analytic models. The series consists of innovative monographs and collections of essays representing the best of contemporary research, designed to transcend disciplinary boundaries in seeking to better understand a globalizing world.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions