Under the auspices of globalization, the security of modern states and societies faces many risks and threats. They all have in common that they are increasingly of regional or even global nature and do not stop at national borders. Furthermore, they can less and less be addressed as distinct phenomena in classical categories such as military threat, criminal activities or socio-economic problems. Those challenges are of versatile origin, encompass various actors, driving factors and framework conditions and unfold their impact in many state and/or societal fields. Countering them requires comprehensive approaches that start with thorough analyses of the root causes of risks and threats, include cooperation amongst states and their security agencies and realistically evaluate the intended and unintended impacts of any counter-measures. This book series offers a forum to authors from different academic background to present their findings on contemporary security challenges and ways to counter them.
Prof. Dr. phil. Sven Bernhard Gareis,
Deputy Dean, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Prof. Dr. phil. Johannes Varwick,
Professor for International Relations and European Politics at the University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany“
Political Scientists and Students of International Relations, Practitioners in Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, Journalists