Today, security is becoming increasingly complicated. While traditional security issues – revolving around the security of the state and territorial integrity, and the use of military force – remain an important element in the security calculus of states, this military focus on security is no longer exclusive. Economic and ecological concerns, migration and other non-military issues have begun to feature prominently on the security agenda. Against the backdrop of this transitional environment, conflict management has become increasingly sophisticated. The relevance and dominance of traditional approaches to security and order are being challenged by concepts of common, comprehensive and cooperative security. At the same time, global and regional multilateral institutions are experimenting with new techniques of dealing with conflict, such as preventive diplomacy, and humanitarian intervention.
Last updated on 18/09/2014