Heteropolarity, globalization and the new threat set

In the heteropolar world under construction, security will flow not from defence, but from development and diplomacy. And the diplomatic centre of gravity will shift away from formal chancelleries and into storefronts, souks, and conflict zones.

DND Photo: Sgt Jean-François Néron
The new threat set won't be defused by military might, says Daryl Copeland.
Daryl Copeland
Published: Thursday, 02/16/2012 12:00 am EST

In two recent articles I have tried to develop the concept and content of heteropolarity, which I believe has some value as a tool for describing and analyzing contemporary world order. In part three of the trilogy, I assess the implications for grand strategy and the work of foreign ministries.

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