n Conflict Trends - Framework for cooperative security in a region in transition : challenges and prospects

Volume 2002 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The concept of cooperative security is not a new one. Its origins date back to 1815, with the Concert of Europe. By the end of the Cold War, it had assumed wider popularity, and had been applied to many different insecurity and instability problems throughout the world. Yet cooperative security means different things to different people - from the traditional interpretation of collective security and defence, to the more recent definition of individual security (human security) and stability promotion within a new world order.

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