There are many anomalies in the standard accounts. The situation turned completely in the early s when, following the collapse of its strategic partner, the Soviet Union, and realising that it would need to enter fully into the international community if it were not to become a failed state, India embraced international trade with both arms and, subsequently, saw its economy grow rapidly.
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It may take years for the truth to come out, like with the Gulf of Tonkin. National Insecurity: US intelligence after the cold war. More recent efforts at measuring globalization were built on the conceptualisation by Keohane and Nye of three different relevant dimensions of globalization: 1 economic: long distance flows of goods, capital and services as well as information and perceptions that accompany market exchanges, 2 political: the diffusion of government policies internationally, and 3 social: the spread of ideas, information, images, and people Dreher, The overt rationale of Israel's invasion of Palestine is clearly absurd: destroy the "terrorist infrastructure" while "suicide bombs" are a low-tech weapon of despair; destroy the Palestinian security forces while urging them to contain terrorism; and devastate the civilian infrastructure under the pretext of defence against terror.
If previously lean government was the keynote, now big government is back.