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Unformatted text preview: ns Occupying the Land of the Two Holy Places (1996) • The Communists wanted to organize by class, and the Nazis by race. • Bin Laden wants to organize by religion. • This was what Europe rejected in 1648, at the end of the Thirty Years’ War. • The idea of organizing the world by religion -- and, of course, ultimately of converting everyone else to your faith -- is thus a very old one. • It led to centuries of religious warfare -- which is precisely what Bin Laden declared in this 1996 statement. 57 Lack of a Common Vision: Global Security’s Third Enemy 58 The Threat to Democracy • My argument today has been that while nation states have done many evil things, they have also made it possible for democracy and human rights to flourish. • Europe today is integrating in the name of peace, of democracy, and of human rights. • But in integrating, it is destroying the nation state and destroying the foundations of the virtues it claims to be defending. • This is dangerous both for Europe and for the United States. • Dangerous for Europe because it threatens the future of democracy there. • Dangerous for the United States for two th St reasons: – It separates us from Europe, and – It encourages us to talk about the international system as they do, as something that would be better off without nation states. 59 © 2010, Ted R. Bromund and Minh A. Luong, All Rights Reserved 60 10 Prof. Minh A. Luong <[email protected]> The International State System INTL1280/POLS 1410: Global Security After the Cold War Brown University Any Hope from Asia? Cooperation Possible? • Many economies throughout Asia are still developing, including the PRC • “Asian Values” – focus on economic development and self-sustenance – are preferred over democracy • Some help from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan but little from other Asian nations • This trend will continue for the foreseeable future • The future of international cooperation is mixed, at best. • Will cooperation on global security issues be determined by common interests rather than ideology or a shared vision of rights and responsibilities? • What will happen if there is no international consensus on how to deal with global threats? 61 The Future of Global Security 62 Questions? • Multilateralism • The future role of the United Nations to be determined • The rise of unilateralism and Great Power politics – new: Brazil, India, and the PRC • Coalitions of the Willing (and able) • Cooperation by strategic interests vs. negotiated agreements and alliances • Ideological and resource-based conflicts 63 © 2010, Ted R. Bromund and Minh A. Luong, All Rights Reserved 64 11...
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