Accession Number : ADA371887


Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Globalization and Security.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Hicks, Donald A.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA371887


Report Date : DEC 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 164


Abstract : Globalization-the integration of the political, economic and cultural activities of geographically and/or nationally separated peoples-is not a discernible event or challenge, is not new, but it is accelerating. More importantly, globalization is largely irresistible. Thus, globalization is not a policy option, but a fact to which policymakers must adapt. Globalization has accelerated as a result of many positive factors, the most notable of which include: the collapse of communism and the end of the Cold War; the spread of capitalism and free trade; more rapid and global capital flows and more liberal financial markets; the liberalization of communications; international academic and scientific collaboration; and faster and more efficient forms of transportation. At the core of accelerated global integration-at once its principal cause and consequence-is the information revolution, which is knocking down once-formidable barriers of physical distance, blurring national boundaries and creating cross-border communities of all types.


Descriptors :   *GLOBAL, *COMMERCE, *FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, *SECURITY, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, TRANSPORTATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, RISK, INFORMATION TRANSFER, ECONOMICS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, EFFICIENCY, BOUNDARIES, INTEGRATION, COLD WAR, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, CULTURE, COMMUNISM.


Subject Categories : ECONOMICS AND COST ANALYSIS
      GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE