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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2022

SIPRI Yearbook 2022

II. The broader security horizon in 2021

Chapter:
1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2021
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2022
Author(s):
Dan Smith

By the end of 2021, although Russia was threatening Ukraine, war had not yet begun. Meanwhile, China continued to put pressure on Taiwan.48 In both cases the USA, supported to varying degrees by its allies, was involved in pushing back against the other two great powers. These confrontations capped a year in which, to the extent that the security situation can be weighed and measured, the overall balance was unchanged. After several years of significant deterioration in International security, the overall situation neither deteriorated further nor improved in 2020 and 2021.49 This is the trajectory of risk in International security that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists also traces.50 Such assessments necessarily contain an element of subjective judgement but, if conducted transparently, consistently and on the basis of solid evidence, they are worthwhile.

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2021." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2023. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-001-div1-009.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2021. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2022: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 28 Jan. 2023, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-001-div1-009.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "1. Introduction: International stability and human security in 2021." In SIPRI Yearbook 2022: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 28 Jan. 2023, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-001-div1-009.xml
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