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The security of small states in the Third World

CollectionsANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC)
Title: The security of small states in the Third World
Author(s): Maniruzzaman, Talukder
Date published: 1982
Publisher: Canberra ; Miami, Fla : Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 1982
Series/Report no.: Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence : No. 25
This study presents a systematic and comparative analysis of the security problems of small states in the Third World. The strengths and weaknesses of the means available to such states to enhance their security - improving the overall diplomatic talent the nation and conscious adoption of theories and practices of international politics such as neutrality, neutralisation, non-alignment and the balance of power - are examined in the light of the actual experience of Third World small states from 1945 to date. The discussion draws on the literature concerned with the security of small European states. From the criteria of war capability, the prospect for the political survival of small states in the Third World seems troubled. Professor Maniruzzaman argues that the prospect could be much improved by better diplomacy and improved political and military strategy.
ISBN: 867841613
Other Identifiers: b12922894


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