Call for papers vol 9, no. 1, 2018 is open until 30 March 2018


Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail


Of course, these few components need not to be treated in the given order, or generally defined in the noted way, especially when they are presented in terms of practical
but not in theoretical understanding of the phenomenon of terrorism, now, at the beginning of the 21st century. Anyway, today in science, there are many definitions of terrorism, but as for any other area, regardless of the diversity, they are equally theoretically correct in its essence, that is: violence as an act and instrument, and victims and damages as an effect of pressure for achieving the desired goals.
So, when we talk about the phenomenon of terrorism, in this era of globalization and strong social integration processes, we must keep in mind the basic premises I pointed above.
At the historical stage in the social and cultural development of mankind, the bipolar world and the "Cold War" that defined the global and regional relations in most of
the second half of the last century are now an irretrievable past. Just as that characteristic, mainly the“leftist” determined shape of terrorism, specific for that period of time, has become a past. However, I want to mention that globalization must never be viewed as a "replacement" for bipolarism, but rather as a kind of transitional process in recomposing international relations and standards.
In such a vacuum, terrorism itself as a phenomenon went through its fundamental reconstruction, growing from relatively limited action into an act of menace directed
towards what is now called collective security. I want to say that globalization along with the undeniable advantages brought threats, caused primarily by the deepened gap between rich and poor, and accompanied by the internationalization of dangers, the most extreme of which are international terrorism and organized crime. Moreover, illegal migration, drug, arms, human and strategic materials trafficking are in expansion. The danger of the use of weapons of mass destruction wielded by countries with undemocratic regimes is increased, too. All this must be calculated for the essential observation of today's manifestation of terrorism.
Actually, it will not be an exaggeration if we say that terrorism currently represents one of the largest antagonisms in the process of global sociocultural transition. The above mentioned trends additionally allowed the terrorism maximally to be internationalized and practically to be infiltrated as an opponent anywhere and at any place. So that today no country can be immune to the threat of terrorist activity, including our country, too.
Namely, along with the actual consequences - endangering or destroying human lives, terrorism causes objective critical conditions and in the true sense of the word it
means a threat to the peace and the territorial integrity of the countries that are exposed to its action.

Creative Commons License
Security Dialogues by Toni Mileski is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at

Copyright © 2012 Security Dialogues. Designed by Cube Systems