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H. Sonmez Atesoglu

Professor Emeritus, Clarkson University, U.S.
H. Sonmez Atesoglu
Economic Power and International Security
October 5, 2018
International security theories generally identify economic power as the key determinant of military power, and thereby of security, but there is usually not much explanation about the determinants of economic power. In this article, a comprehensive model of economic power is introduced and integrated with an international security model. The integrated security model explicitly identifies how the determinants of economic power affect international security. The integrated model yields policy implications for security and also suggests economic policies for enhancing the international security of a regional or of a major power.

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