The Information Revolution and National Security

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Страница 33 - ... placed on what is called secret intelligence, namely the intelligence that is obtained by secret means and by secret agents. During war this form of intelligence takes on added importance but in time of peace the bulk of intelligence can be obtained through overt channels, through our diplomatic and consular missions, and our military, naval, and air attaches in the normal and proper course of their work. It can also be obtained through the world press, the radio, and through the many thousands...
Страница 23 - Networks constitute the new social morphology of our societies, and the diffusion of networking logic substantially modifies the operation and outcomes in processes of production, experience, power and culture ... the network society, characterized by the pre-eminence of social morphology over social action.
Страница 22 - Indonesia had only one independent environmental organization twenty years ago, whereas now there are more than 2,000 linked to an environmental network based in Jakarta. Likewise, registered nonprofit organizations in the Philippines grew from 18,000 to 58,000 between 1989 and 1996; in Slovakia the figure went from a handful in the 1980s to more than 10,000 today; and in the...
Страница 113 - ... to cure illnesses, prolong and enrich life, and routinely clone it, but at the same time, advances in bio-technology will create moral dilemmas. An anti-technology backlash is possible, and even likely, as the adoption of emerging technologies creates new moral, cultural, and economic divisions. 4. The national security of all advanced states will be increasingly affected by the vulnerabilities of the evolving global economic infrastructure.
Страница 33 - ... need by our government for secret intelligence about affairs elsewhere in the world has been vastly over-rated. I would say that something upwards of 95% of what we need to know about foreign countries could be very well obtained by the careful and competent study of perfectly legitimate sources of information open and available to us in the rich Library and archival holdings of this country. I should note that Professor Kennan 's conclusion about the share of information available from "open...
Страница 27 - Joseph S. Nye Jr. and William A. Owens, "America's Information Edge," Foreign Affairs, March-April 1996, pp.
Страница 17 - ... lines. It is noteworthy, for instance, that the number of cellular phones per fixed line is already as high in some low- and middle-income economies as in some industrialized countries; some developing countries with low density in both traditional telephone service and cellular phones have recently invested in cellular technology at a very fast rate. . . . The Philippines, a country with low telephone density (only 2.5 main lines per 100 people), has a higher ratio of mobile phone subscribers...
Страница 21 - Superconnected] are not alienated, either from other people or from civic institutions. Nor are they ignorant of our system's inner workings, or indifferent to the social and political issues our society must confront. Instead, the online world encompasses many of the most informed and participatory citizens we have ever had or are likely to have (Katz 1997, 71).
Страница 82 - virus' as a program that can 'infect' other programs by modifying them to include a possibly evolved copy of itself.
Страница 9 - Distant proximities encompass the tensions between core and periphery, between national and transnational systems, between communitarianism and cosmopolitanism, between cultures and subcultures, between states and markets, between...