Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security - Panel 3: What Else Are We Afraid of? Pondering the Multiplicity of Potential Threats

October 25, 2013

Beyond traditional threats to security such as wars and terrorism, fears have arisen in response to supposed new, but less visible, dangers. These include cybersecurity and cyberwar, potential problems derived from climate change, and issues of uncertainty, economic stagnation, and complexity. How do we assess these purported threats? Should we fear general instability and anarchy, which are persistent features of the international system? Can we do anything about them?

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