by Robert G. Patman, published in Michael Cox (ed.) Twentieth Century International Relations (four volumes), London, Thousand Oaks (California) and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2006, pp. 262-289.
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by Robert G. Patman, published in Robert G. Patman (ed) Globalization and Conflict: National Security in a 'New' Strategic Era, London and New York: Routledge, 2006, pp. 3-30.
In many ways, Archie Brown’s ‘Perestroika and the End of the Cold War’ article represents a significant landmark in the long running scholarly debate over the demise of the Cold War.
The US national security state was fashioned at the beginning of the Cold War to contain the global threat of the rival superpower, the Soviet Union. However, this security framework did not wither away with the end of the Cold War and the disintegration of the USSR. The events of September 11 starkly exposed the limitations of a state-centric approach to international security in a globalizing world.