Thursday, January 26, 2012

ASIAN SECURITY CONFERENCE 2012: Non-Traditional Security Challenges- Today and Tomorrow

Date: 13 to 15 February 2012
Venue: New Delhi, New Delhi, India

Over the last few decades, the global security setting has undergone a vast change with the emergence of new threats. Challenges such as the devastating environmental shocks of climate change and its impact on food, water and energy resources, which in turn has implications on the economy of nations, migration, threat of pandemic diseases that cut across political boundaries, transnational crime, regional and global financial crises were recognised as critical issues with repercussions on national and regional security having immediate and long term impacts. Given their potential to exacerbate existing tensions, they have the potential to contribute to traditional security threats. Hence, a blurring of the lines between what constitutes traditional security issues as represented by military concepts and those that are non-military by definition. Nevertheless, challenges to the very survival and well-being of people, groups and states have taken place. As a result, non-traditional security issues are increasingly being perceived as critical to national and global security as are war and armed conflict; WMD proliferation and arms race and are being accorded increasing prominence on the policy and research agendas of governments, NGOs, academicians as well as business and international organisations. They are often transnational in scope, defy unilateral remedies and require comprehensive political, economic and social responses.

Organized by: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses


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