Security and Economic Development

  • Ali KadriEmail author


This chapter examines the relationship of security and economic development in East Asia and the Arab world. Economic development derives from and drives security. Security, the totality in which communal and democratic securities accrue to the working class, is itself based upon a complex international flux in class relations that furnishes cover for national security. The unshakable weight of history or of USA’s capital command of history, which has the capacity to mobilise huge resources in Marshall Plan-like projects, is also mirrored in its capacity to maintain the global imbalances. Some relatively secure countries do not necessarily develop and others develop as a response to insecurity; but few if any can accomplish what the imperialistically tied states of EA have done in joining the rich club. This chapter reasserts the point that their development is part and parcels of the USA’s imperialist reach.


Resource mobilization Security Economic development Marshal plan War economy Imperialism 


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  1. 1.National University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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