Geopolitical Dimensions of Asymetric Threats to the National Security of Serbia

Proroković, Dušan (2018) Geopolitical Dimensions of Asymetric Threats to the National Security of Serbia. In: Asymmetry and Strategy : thematic collection of articles. Strategic Research Institute & National Defence School : Media Center "Odbrana", Belgrade, pp. 107-126. ISBN 978-86-81121-17-7

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Asymmetric threats undermine national security; it is necessary to anticipate them and act preemptively. In the context of safeguarding national security, key asymmetric threats are: terrorism, depopulation, migration, organized crime, and threats caused by unfavorable economic and social environment. Certain threats characteristically occur in particular regions of the Republic of Serbia, thus pointing at their geopolitical dimension. Particular asymmetric threats threaten the security of the Republic of Serbia as a whole, but above all they threaten individual geographical areas, and it is necessary to tackle this issue from this angle as well. This paper consists of four parts. In the first part, several approaches to the notion of asymmetric threat are presented, along with the definitions. The second part answers the questions of what constitutes national security, how it is affected by geopolitical factors, and why asymmetric threats can have geopolitical features. Particular asymmetric threats and their connections with certain regions of Serbia are described in the third part. The fourth part provides concluding remarks.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: national security, asymmetric threat, geopolitics, terrorism, depopulation, organized crime, economic and social environment
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2019 14:56
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 14:56

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