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The Many Faces of National Security in the Arab World
The Many Faces of National Security in the Arab World
Edited by Bahgat Korany, Paul Noble and Rex Brynen
St. Martin's Press, 1993, 322 pp

Excellent essays by distinguished authors who bring together an interest in national security and the contemporary Arab world. The concept of security is treated in several ways: the traditional definition of defense against external aggression, the danger of internal social upheavals, and economic challenges. An important collection for understanding the problems of overarmed but still insecure countries just beginning to grapple with the problems of opening up political and economic systems.