Principal Powers and International Security Institutions After the Cold War, 1989-1999eBook - 2004
Shows the emerging 'new world order' was marked by the overwhelming power of the United States Inauspicious Beginnings shows that at the end of the Cold War many experts in the international community expected a new world order to emerge in which international security institutions - such as the United Nations Security Council and NATO - would play a major role in preventing and ending conflicts. But while the 1990s proved to be a decade of international insecurity and major humanitarian disasters, thus demonstrating the need for a wider and more efficient system of security institutions, the principal powers failed to create them. Instead, the emerging order was marked by the overwhelming power of the United States, which, under the Bush Sr and Clinton administrations, did not see such a system as a necessity.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2004
Characteristics: xii, 311 p. (online resource)