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  • Co Operation Between States
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    security is the concept related to peace and order. Security is a freedom from threats to core values. It is the ability of states to maintain their independent identity and functional integrity. States would seek to achieve their own security at the expense of their neighbours. Interstate relations were seen as a struggle for power as states constantly attempted to take advantage of each other. According to this view permanent peace was unlikely to be achieved. All that states could do was to t...
  • National Security Agency
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    Cryptography's Importance in Government Cryptography is one of the most influential and important assets pertaining to government today. Cryptography is the mathematical science of preparing communication incoherent to parties unintended to receive the message. A presidential directive at 12: 01, on November 4, 1952, established the National Security Agency (NSA) as a separate, secret organized agency within the Department of Defense (DoD) in this directive, President Truman appointed the Secret...
  • Homeland Security Over Due Process Rights
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    On March 19, United States forces launched ground and air attacks on Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Here in the United States, Operation Liberty Shield, launched on March 17 following the decision to raise the homeland security advisory threat level to High (orange), is fully implemented. Liberty Shield is a unified operation that integrates selected national protective measures with the involvement of federal, state, local and private responders and authorities from around the country...
  • International Waters States Security
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    From the ashes of World War One rose one of the prominent political theories in international relations. It began as a counter to the idealist theorists who were more concerned with focusing on understanding the reasons for war in an effort to find a solution for its being. Realism rests itself on three fundamental principles; statism, survival and self help. While these cornerstones create a very strong case for realism and one that I believe is a very viable theory, they also have holes in the...
  • Approaches Of A State's Security
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    State Security is probably the most important issue when dealing with international relations. State security is the main focus of any move made by a state in the political arena. One definition from one of the approaches of a state's security "is the state's capacity to protect its boundaries and its sovereign ability to act as it sees fit" (TCJM, pp. 62-63). When considering the above definition from the realist approach I would have to disagree. I feel that there is more that needs to be cons...
  • Non Military Issues As Legitimate Security Concerns
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    In the wake of the Cold War, a host of what have been loosely termed "new security" challenges have become the focus of growing concern worldwide. These challenges have defined changed priorities forcing the reconsideration of the traditional concept of security that is no longer focused on a bipolar world, but rather accounts for a spectrum of challenges that have a demonstrated capacity to threaten the political, economic, and strategic interests of the state. The new challenges typically comp...
  • Major Development Of The Modern State
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    The definition of a modern state is debatable, but for the purpose of this essay the definition 'a distinct form of public power, separate from both ruler and ruled and forming the political authority within certain defined boundaries', (Chapter 2, Unit 1, p 73) appears appropriate. A modern state has four main features: fixed territorial boundaries, a monopoly on force and the means of coercion, impersonal and sovereign political order and the legitimacy to represent the needs and interests of ...

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