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dc.contributor.authorDe Joannis, Jeffrey
dc.date6/12/2008
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-28T17:22:11Z
dc.date.available2013-01-28T17:22:11Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-12
dc.identifier.citationCulture and Conflict Review (Summer 2008), v.2 no.3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27382
dc.descriptionThis article was published in Culture and Conflict Review (Summer 2008), v.2 no.3en_US
dc.description.abstract"Homer-Dixon refers to five 'tectonic stresses' synergistically confronting the modern world: Population growth and urbanization, lack of reliable energy sources, environmental damage, climate change, and increasing economic inequity. The premise of this essay is that nowhere are these stresses more extreme than in Afghanistan. A geographic, political, economic, and cultural nexus, today the country is profoundly dysfunctional. The environmental threat to its existential viability is widely ignored, given the focus on internal military security. The latter is important for nation-building, á la Weber's monopoly on the legitimate use of force. Yet the purpose of this essay is to explore an alternative view of security; long term economic prosperity of its people based on land sustainability. This essay identifies direct and indirect impacts from 30 years of war on Afghan ecology, as well as non-war-related impacts. Afghanistan is beset with multiple layered problems that have accumulated over decades and cannot be solved sequentially or independently. Success in military security without addressing environmental crisis may still result in a profoundly failed state. Most analyses of Afghanistan discuss the ecology of security, but this essay is about security of the ecology."en_US
dc.publisherNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.publisherProgram for Culture and Conflict Studiesen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleSecurity of Ecology in Afghanistanen_US
dc.contributor.corporateProgram for Culture & Conflict Studies


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