Theories of national security and climate change

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theories of national security and climate change national security has historically meant “protection from organized violence caused by armed foreigners” broader meaning than state survival should mean something more along the lines of interests for which they may be willing to fight often identified with violence there are tools other than force 9/11 the idea that security threats are tied with non state actors although climate change could produce a disaster on the same scale what kinds of climate change effects could trigger that situation? a country ceasing to exist island nations are vulnerable badly located capitals (Bangladesh) vulnerable to sea level surges government could take advantage of situations and turn groups against each other(darfur) national security effected by spillover from neighbors
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refugees even if a country is not directly affected by climate change, it may feel its own national security is threatened by the effects of climate change on another country/region what conditions? – at least one must be met region strategically significant countries where they have overseas military installations/embassies/citizens broader security consequences harming countries regarded as allies/crucial partners world powers might be concerned if climate change happened to countries that could lead to contagion or blowback ex. india – large muslim population could become vulnerable to extremism places where there are a lot of immigrants from who would push govt to act ex Cuban americans or Haitian americans could effect key parts of the global economy with consequences so sever resemble supply/price disruptions that happened in 1970s especially if happened to economically important location places with important resources
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