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Friday, February 26, 2016

Safe in the city: Urban spaces are the new frontier for international security

Vanda Felbab-Brown
Over the coming decades, as more and more people move into urban centers, the world’s major cities will increasingly play a key role in the 21st century distribution of global power. More than ever, writes Vanda Felbab-Brown, governing capacity and legitimacy will be shaped by how states manage public security, suppress crime, and deliver stability and prosperity for millions of inhabitants. 

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