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Dangerous games

Today's world is riddled with tension. Mistrust undermines cooperation between long time partners who are reluctant to unite their defence policies.

Today’s world is riddled with tension. Mistrust undermines cooperation between long time partners who are reluctant to unite their defence policies. But there is not necessarily more danger than in the past. Decision-makers are now able to better anticipate risks.

On the other hand, the warnings given and precautions taken to avoid any harm might become widespread conformism. Excessive social pressure would save legal sanctions but it would boil down to punishing people’s intentions instead of what they actually do. Basically, the best would be the enemy of good.

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Global Studies: Risks and Threats in International Relations

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