State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security

January 2005
ISBN: 0-393-32666-7
237 pages

Security concerns remain high on the world's agenda. In this year’s annual report, Worldwatch researchers explore underlying sources of global insecurity including poverty, infectious disease, environmental degradation, and rising competition over oil and other resources.

Find out why terrorism is just symptomatic of a far broader set of complex problems that require more than a military response.

"We need a policy of 'preventative engagement': international and individual solidarity and action to meet the challenges of poverty, disease, environmental degradation and conflict in a sustainable and nonviolent way," writes Green Cross International Chairman and former Soviet president Mikhail S. Gorbachev in the Foreword to State of the World 2005.

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Symposia on State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security


On Feb 28 and Mar 1, 2005, the Institute for Environmental Security and Worldwatch Institute co-organized symposia on State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security at the Peace Palace in The Hague and at the European Parliament in Brussels. The proceedings of the two events with links to a media kit, program agendas, speeches and discussion, and lists of participants can be found at the IES Web site, through the link below.

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