Threat level green: Conceding ecology for security in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union

  title={Threat level green: Conceding ecology for security in eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union},
  author={M. L. Schrad},
  journal={Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions},
  • M. L. Schrad
  • Published 2006
  • Economics
  • Global Environmental Change-human and Policy Dimensions
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