The Dark Side of Globalization

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Globalization has brought many benefits, including the reduction of poverty in several countries. But it also has a dark side: the unleashing of negative forces as a result of the compression of time and space made possible by modern technology. From arms trafficking in West Africa through armed insurgencies in South Asia and the upsurge of jihad in the age of globalization, this book examines the challenges that the dark forces of globalization pose to the international system and the responses they have triggered. Written largely by authors from developing countries, the book's goal is to help maximize the beneficial consequences of globalization while muting its baleful effects.



Arms trafficking in West Africa

Globalization has created new threats on the international scene. These threats have affected the security and stability of nations. It has created a wide range of losers, especially in the area of arms trafficking. The security of citizens is at risk, making them losers in the war against arms. Governments are also losing this war. In Africa, arms trafficking is a major threat, fuelled by weak asnd porous borders. Weapons from past conflicts continue to be used in current and emerging conflicts. Arms trafficking has become an increasing force in the first decade of this century.


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