Role of Security and Strategic Studies Within International Relations Studies


This article focuses on discussions concerning the future role of security and strategic studies in the Post - Cold War Era. It outlines positions and goals of various opinion groups participating in these discussions. It analyses development and aiming of these sub-branches within international relations in the last decade of the twentieth century. The author also argues that fears of various experts pointing out that strategic and security studies would loose importance after the end of the Cold War did not materialize. On the contrary, strategic studies played their important their role when highlighting many issues of growing importance, such as the Post - Cold War deterrence, role of nuclear weapons in the second nuclear age, aspects of arms control, irregular warfare, RMA and etc.

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