An era of flux fluidity in the Regional Maritime Environment
Date of Issue2005
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
AT no time since the formation of the Western alliance system in 1949 have the shape and nature of international alignments been in such a state of flux. The end of the Cold War shifted the tectonic plates, but the repercussions from these momentous events are still unfolding. Emerging powers in Asia, a dramatic reduction in the possibility of inter-state conflict in Europe, a troubled Middle East, and transatlantic divisions are among the issues that have only come to a head in recent years. The very magnitude and speed of change resulting from a globalising world will be a defining feature of the world in the future.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 019-05
Nanyang Technological University