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Traditional and Non-traditional Security

494_security_and_political_violenceSince the end of the Cold War, the need to widen the concept of security and distinguish between "hard" and "soft" security threats has been increasingly accepted, but the implementation of strategies to face "soft" security threats has been less prominent. Moreover, there has been a failure to understand in what way old and new security threats overlap and in many ways in fact reinforce each other. This research area covers both traditional and non-traditional security threats, but more importantly seeks to understand their connection with each other. Another aim is to understand their impact on the region and what can be done to combat them.

Non-traditional and often transnational threats to security have risen to prominence, primarily in developing and post-communist areas. Among these, the trade in illicit drugs arguably carries the largest societal, political, and economic consequences. Linkages between security threats and weak political and economic performance not only reinforces the negative development, it in fact threatens the very fabric of the weak states in which security threats thrive.


Narcotics, Organized Crime and Security in Eurasia PDF Print Email
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During the latter part of the 20th century, illegal drug production for Western markets has developed and consolidated in various parts of Asia. The near entirety of the heroin consumed in Europe originates in Afghanistan, with major individual and societal problems in the countries of consumption. However, the production and smuggling of heroin causes even worse problems in the production and transit countries. In the states along the smuggling routes, narcotics affect the general health conditions of the population, with severe diseases including HIV/AIDS as a result. It also contributes to crime and social conflicts, exacerbates corruption and threatens sovereignty, fuels extremism and terrorism, and plays an important role in civil wars.

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Since the end of the Cold War, the need to widen the concept of security and distinguish between "hard" and "soft" security threats has been increasingly accepted, but the implementation of strategies to face "soft" security threats has been less prominent. This has changed somewhat but the problem that we now faces is that the separation between hard (traditional) and soft (non-traditional) security threats has been almost total, and in many ways artificial. It has been a positive trend to elevate the so called new security threats, but there has been a failure to understand in what way old and new security threats overlap and in many ways in fact reinforce each other. This book aims at analyzing both the traditional and traditional security threats in Eurasia, but more importantly conncecting these with each other to see how they interact and reinforce each other. Another aim is to understand what the impact is on the region and what can be done to combat the security threats in Eurasia.

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Publications on Traditional and Non-traditional Security

Zaur Shiriyev
Azerbaijan and the Syrian anti-terror coalition
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, April 12, 2016 Webpage Link
Richard Weitz
Moscow's agenda in Central Asia and the Caucasus: it is official
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 18, 2016 Webpage Link
Sangsoo Lee, Alec Forss
Time to rethink North Korea strategy
COMMENTARY, East Asia Forum, March 17, 2016 Webpage Link
Eduard Abrahamyan
The potential and obstacles to Armenia-Iran strategic relations
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, March 16, 2016 Webpage Link
Halil M. Karaveli
Terror Likely to Strengthen Turkish Militarism
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 18, February 19, 2016 Webpage Link
Sangsoo Lee, Alec Forss
After North Korea’s Nuclear Test: The Dilemma of Response
POLICY BRIEF, No. 192, February 16, 2016 Webpage Link
Sreemati Ganguli
TAPI and India's energy diplomacy
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 18, February 05, 2016 Webpage Link
Halil M. Karaveli
Is Turkey at War with the “Islamic State?”
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 08, January 25, 2016 Webpage Link
Rohullah Osmani
TAPI gas pipeline: are Sino-U.S. relations a zero-sum game?
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, January 19, 2016 Webpage Link
Najia Badykova
Japan's and China's different functions in Asia
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, January 16, 2016 Webpage Link
Sudha Ramachandran
The China-Pakistan economic corridor and Baluchistan's insurgency
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 17, January 16, 2016 Webpage Link
Ipek Velioglu
Turkey’s Alternative Gas Suppliers: Who to bet on?
ARTICLE, Turkey Analyst, Volume 08, January 15, 2016 Webpage Link
Johan Engvall
Kazakhstan’s Bid for the UN Security Council
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, December 14, 2015 Webpage Link
Johan Engvall, Svante Cornell
Asserting Statehood: Kazakhstan’s Role in International Organizations
SILK ROAD PAPER, December 10, 2015, pp. 75 Webpage Link
Sudha Ramachandran
The fall of Kunduz and Taliban resurgence
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, October 15, 2015 Webpage Link
Niklas Swanström
China's New Silk Road, a Security Deficit?
COMMENTARY, Dragon News, No. 03, September 2015, pp. 06-07 Webpage Link
Sudha Ramachandran
China pushes Pakistan to fight terrorism selectively
ARTICLE, CACI Analyst, Volume 8, No. 14, August 17, 2015 Webpage Link
Bernt Berger
China's New National Security Law
COMMENTARY, The Lowy Interpreter, July 10, 2015 Webpage Link
Bernt Berger
The EU and Asian Security What role does the EU have in East Asia security?
COMMENTARY, The Diplomat, June 28, 2015 Webpage Link
Rupakjyoti Borah
Anchoring Indo-Japanese Maritime Relations
POLICY BRIEF, No. 180, June 02, 2015 Webpage Link

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