Worldwide, people witness devastation caused by floods, earthquakes, storms, heatwaves and drought that affected 107 million people across 94 countries in 2014 alone (IFRC 2015). We see infectious disease outbreaks like Ebola in West Africa, which claimed the lives of 8,600 people in 2014 (IFRC 2015); the Fukushima triple disaster that claimed the lives of over 18,000 people in 2011 (McCurry 2015); the piracy attacks off the Horn of Africa peaking in 2007–2008; the continuing reality of human trafficking; and the impact of the food price crisis of 2007–2008. These crises create widespread political and economic instability in both the developed and developing worlds.
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- Non-traditional Security and World Politics
Alistair D. B. Cook
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