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MILITARY OR NON-MILITARY SECURITY

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countries of the so called Third World. Poverty produces massive migrations, crime at local, regional and international level, overpopulation, pollution, unemployment, corruption, terrorism, intolerance, xenophobia and etc (Muresan, 1998). Addressing these security threats means involvement of the civilian segments of the state and the international community, and primarily of the police and security subjects, the medical and the social capacities and of other institutional segments. The organized non-governmental subjects and their wide spectrum of activities play a major role and have a significant influence on the international stage.
Technology is another double-edged sword. Inexpensive access to information enables entrepreneurs and innovators to collaborate in developing new technologies and
improving the existing ones. Yet, there is a possibility for exploring these same technologies to export terror around the globe (Casey, 2009).
According to the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, security can no longer be narrowly defined as the absence of armed conflict, be it between or within states. Gross abuses of human rights, the large-scale displacement of civilian populations, international terrorism, the AIDS pandemic, drug and arms trafficking and environmental disasters present a direct threat to human security, forcing us to adopt a much more coordinated approach to a range of issues.17
The 2003 European Security Strategy is also concerned with the changed nature of the international relations in the world. This document challenges the traditional concept of security which understands engagement of military power for defending the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state, demonstrating the parting from the state and the military-centric security concept, and promoting a new approach which involves more the threats of non-military nature. This understands expanding of the military threats with the non-military ones, as well as deepening the security concept which, besides the state also acknowledges its citizens as the object for protection18. This also entails political and economic unification of an increasingly bigger number of states in the world which, by participating in unions, prefer minimizing the security risks and threats for their easier addressing.
However, one idea, its planning and shaping, and later its implementation, has caused a lot of controversial reactions, thus attracting major media attention and placing
under the question mark the endeavors for reinforcing the civilian component and its



17 Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization, Official Records of the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, Supplement No. 1 (A/55/1) of 30 August 2000
18 “A secure Europe in a better world; European Security Strategy” International and Security Affairs Centre, Bruxelles, 2003 год.-www.isac-fund.org



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