ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NMD: Towards a Grave New World

This essay outlines the direction and nature of destabilisation being wrought by the US decision to deploy NMD. An important theme here has been the transformation of military competition into a 'post-heroic' era such that techno-economic progress has become wholly deterministic in the distribution of capabilities. Further, looking at the character of the incipient order, on the one hand, a hegemonic discourse threatens to instrumentally dehumanise the populace of rogue states; while on the other, an aura of absolute security might encourage the use of horrendous disruptive technologies.

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