To hazard a description of this broad-based Revolution in Security Affairs is inevitably to engage in considerable speculation. There are no "cases" to use for illustrative purposes. Nonetheless, certain political, economic, and social trends already in evidence suggest a rough outline.
Political developments pointing toward radical change in security affairs include the following:
* increasing constraints on sovereignty and on the freedom of action enjoyed by the individual nation-state;
* the eclipse of nationalism (crucial as the basis for rallying popular support for war in modern societies) by ethnic, religious, or regional loyalties; among intellectuals, a growing penchantEssay Types: Essay