Directions of Change in the World Strategic Order

  • Karl Kaiser
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Abstract

Change continues to be an outstanding characteristic of the global international environment as the twentieth century approaches its final decade. Some changes are dramatic and obviously affect the structure and dynamics of international politics, like internal developments in the Soviet Union and in the Soviet sphere of influence. Others, like the growth of an international information society, are more creeping, yet have a slow but potentially profound political impact.

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Notes

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    Raymond Aron, Les Dernières Années du Siècle (Paris: Julliard 1984), p. 148.Google Scholar
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    Alastair Buchan, The End of the Postwar Era; A New Balance of World Power (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1974), p. 318.Google Scholar
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© International Institute for Strategic Studies 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Kaiser
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    • 2
  1. 1.Research Institute of the German Foreign Policy SocietyBonnGermany
  2. 2.University of CologneCologneGermany

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