chapter  25
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Non-traditional security

ByAlan Collins

Since the end of the Cold War, and the last decade in particular, there has been an increasing interest in security threats that emerge not from intra-or interstate war but a host of transnational threats to human well-being and state capacity. Captured in the umbrella term ‘non-traditional security’ (NTS), this has been no different in the Asia-Pacific region, where as a consequence of these threats there has emerged an appreciation that state cooperation is needed to counter such challenges.