Distant Thunder: Third World Conflict and the New International Order

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Distant Thunder examines violent conflict in the Third World, its threat to international peace, and its challenges for U.S. foreign policy-making. It explores the problems resulting from the crisis of political legitimacy of Third World governments, as well as problems resulting from economic instability and social discord. With careful attention to the changes in the international environment that have followed the end of the Cold War, Donald Snow considers the implications of internal violence within Third ...
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Overview

Distant Thunder examines violent conflict in the Third World, its threat to international peace, and its challenges for U.S. foreign policy-making. It explores the problems resulting from the crisis of political legitimacy of Third World governments, as well as problems resulting from economic instability and social discord. With careful attention to the changes in the international environment that have followed the end of the Cold War, Donald Snow considers the implications of internal violence within Third World countries and discusses the dangers of regional conflict among Third World countries. He examines the prospects for controlling Third World conflict through counterinsurgency, counterterrorism, and international peacekeeping and peacemaking forces. Included in the book are case studies of the Shining Path movement in Peru and the conflict in the Persian Gulf. Snow takes a politically moderate view that is primarily concerned with how Third World conflict is important for U.S. and international security.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312066666
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Changing Face of Violent Conflict 1
The Revolutions of 1989: Causes and Effects 2
The Disintegrated East-West Confrontation 8
Third World Conflict without an East-West Overlay 13
South-South and North-South Conflict and the New World Order 19
Conclusion 22
Ch. 2 Third World Problems in a First World-Dominated Global System 25
The Crisis of Legitimacy and Authority 27
Economic and Social Causes of Conflict 33
Patterns of Third World Conflict 43
Conclusion 55
Ch. 3 The Venerable Foe: Insurgency 57
The Roots of Insurgency: Underlying Causes 59
The "Poor Man's War": A Historical Perspective 66
Mobile-Guerrilla Warfare 72
Insurgency as Conventional War Inverted 77
Conclusion 82
Ch. 4 The Intractable Nemesis: Counterinsurgency 85
The Basic Difficulty: "There Is a Problem Here" 87
The Political Dimension: Centers of Gravity and Hearts and Minds 93
The Military Dimension: Shooting the Symptoms and the Brushfire Corollary 99
The American Approach to Counterinsurgency 105
Conclusion 108
Ch. 5 The New Challenges: Counternarcotics, Counterterrorism, and Peacekeeping 112
Different Problems, Different Solutions 115
Counternarcotics: "Fighting" the War on Drugs 117
Counterterrorism: The Frustration of Ends and Means 125
Peacekeeping and Peacemaking: Who, Where, and Why? 131
Conclusion 135
Ch. 6 An Old Problem with New Teeth: Regional Conflict 136
Old Roots: Regional Rivalries in the Cold War System 137
The Cold War Factor: Then and Now 145
New Dimensions: The Rise of the "Weapon" State with New Capabilities 149
Managing Regional Conflict in the Emerging International Order 158
Conclusion 165
Ch. 7 Cases in Point: Sendero Luminoso and Desert Storm 167
Shining Path and Coca: The Battleground for the War on Drugs 169
Operation Desert Shield: Regional Conflict in the New World Order? 181
Conclusion 193
Ch. 8 Distant Thunder or Siren's Call? 195
Features of the New International Environment 197
Ongoing Third World Problems 202
The "New World Order"? 206
The American Response to the New Order 208
Bibliography 214
Index 221
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