This paper analyses the key changes taking place in the national and international security landscape and assesses their implications for policy, examining the context within which a national security strategy must now be forged. As a result, it becomes clear that the contemporary security landscape is about much more than terrorism alone.
The paper identifies five drivers of change and their effects:
- Globalisation and power diffusion
- Global poverty and failing states
- Climate change
- The growth of political Islam
- Socio-economic vulnerability.
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