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ALTERNATIVES: Turkish Journal of International Relations Vol.9, No.4, 133-148, Winter 2010 Security Debates and Alliance against Terrorism Ramazan Erda ğ * Abstract This article searches the answer that how security could be defined, what the new security studies are and what can be done against global terrorism and how can be assured peace and stability condition? In this context, with new security disputes and perspectives it can be said that security is not an alone issue, it’s a collective study and mostly claimed as dilemma. It also can be said that in the new era more international collaboration and alliance are need to supply international security. In this regard this article expounds global alliances’ effectiveness -especially NATO- for global security. Key words : security, terrorism, alliance, cooperation and NATO * PhD Candidate, Sakarya University, Department of International Relations, Sakarya, TÜRK İ YE, ramazanerdag@hotmail.com
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134 Ramazan Erda ğ Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2010 Introduction During Cold War world lived two super power’s competition and armament race. Under this two-pole construction states had to take one side in order to survive. This era’s security concept based on nuclear threats. Classical security threats ad armament were basic arguments. 1 State had to be strong and provide security via military force. In the nation-state process this argument was the main concern of the states. But the end of the cold war changed this paradigm. Dissolving of Soviet Union finished the bipolar era and this changed not only world order but also threat perceptions. When new states gained independency against Soviet Union new security matters appeared in the Caucasus and East Europe. Disputes were whether these states could survive or not. If it’s taken consideration that Caucasus had a rich energy recourses and East Europe countries fought against each other past, world faced new security and threat areas? Of course Balkan crisis was one of the other important situations. While these arguments go on we faced a new security case -9/11 . The attacks in US were the turning point to fight against terrorism. London, Madrid and Istanbul attacks followed 9/11 and global 2 terrorism wave started to threat the entire world. All these happenings showed the reality that security case is the primary issue of international relations and can not be tackled without collaboration. In this regard; this article tries to explain how security can be conceptualized and what new approaches of security studies are, and the importance of alliance against terrorism and especially NATO to be one of the most important international organizations for security, and finally tries to summarize the current situation and proposals.
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Security Debates and Alliance against Terrorism 135 Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2010 Security Studies
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