Blood on the Doorstep
The Politics of Preventive Action
By (author) Barnett R. Rubin
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Blood on the Doorstep by Barnett R. Rubin
Book DescriptionThroughout the 1990s, U.S. policymakers by and large thought they could insulate the country from the collapse of distant states and the spread of war and disorder in some of the world's poorest regions. The attacks on September 11, 2001, however, showed that dire conditions in seemingly isolated regions could become incubators for violence that hits America directly. This book, based on Barnett R. Rubin's years of experience as director of the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) at the Council on Foreign Relations, argues that initiatives aimed at preventing regional crises must form a key part of the U.S. global security strategy. Drawing on his experience leading CPA projects in the Balkans, Central Asia, Central Africa, and West Africa, as well has his extensive work on Afghanistan, Rubin illustrates concretely how seemingly exotic and distant conflicts are deeply integrated into our global system through the effects of global strategies and markets. These conflicts, the author argues, are harder to contain once they flare up into violence and yet are potentially more subject to prevention by global actors than common wisdom claims.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780870784743
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Brookings Institution
Publisher: Brookings Institution
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Barnett R. Rubin
Afghanistan from the Cold War Through the War on Terror, Paperback (April 2015)
Combining a deep knowledge of recent Afghan history with unmatched expertise on the current crises there, Afghanistan in the Post-Cold War Era will stand as an authoritative modern overview of this troubled nation.
Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition from Turmoil to Normalcy, Paperback (September 2006)
Analyzes the challenges Afghanistan faces and proposes measures to meet them. This report makes and important contribution to our understanding of what needs to be done in a country whose importance has for too long and too often been underestimated.
Fragmentation of Afghanistan, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Barnett R. Rubin
An examination of Afghan society in conflict, from the 1978 communist coup to the fall of Najibullah, the last Soviet-installed president, in 1992. This edition, revised by the author, reflects developments since then and includes material on the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
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Author Biography - Barnett R. Rubin
Barnett R. Rubin is director of studies and senior fellow at the Center on International Cooperation of New York University and was the founding director of the Center for Preventive Action. He is one of the world's leading experts on Afghanista
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