Strengthening Regional Cooperation in Central Asia / Central Asian States Disaster Response Conference 2003

  • November 15, 2003
  • Prof Bernard F Griffard, LTC Curtis W Turner, Prof Bert B Tussing

Today's threats to stability are trans-national in nature and rarely contained within the borders of one country. In most cases the consequences of a major terrorist action or environmental disaster will quickly overwhelm the management capability and response assets of the affected nation. When that occurs the maintenance of stability relies on effective regional, and if required, international assistance. A government that attempts to "go it alone" in today's environment runs the risk of losing the confidence of its citizens and, as a result, its viability.