The collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent end of the Cold War have profoundly changed the global security environment. Multipolar instability and regionalism have replaced bipolar stability underpinned by the threat of global nuclear war.
Cordner, Lee G.
"Regional Resilience: The Imperative for Maritime Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 47
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol47/iss2/6