Terrorism, The Nuclear Hazard And Black Market

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In the spectrum of modern international politics the key preeminent threats to security and the sense of freedom from those threats are terrorism, the nuclear hazard and black market in materiel. These three security issues, not only affect national and international security, but also societal and economic security. Terrorism, has maintained the status as a preeminent threat in the modern world today, but has also become a worldwide phenomenon that has impacted not only in the Middle East but also in the Western World alike. Terrorism has rapidly become a increasing security issue as attacks upon “innocent non combatants” (Howard, L, 1992) have proliferated around the world, and are no longer an occurrence that can be conveniently ignored by society, that can not only undermine and make superpowers appear vulnerable, but instils fear into civilians and governments alike. In addition to these factors, economy expert Kimberly Amadeo surveyed the economic security of the United States after the September 2001 twin tower bombings that killed 2993 and injured 8900 people. Amadeo (2014) found that the 2001 attacks caused the Dow Jones to drop more than 600 points, subsequently leading to the 2001 recession. This puts the security issue of terrorism into not only the category of national and societal security, but also that concerning the national economy that increases in volatility, as the relationship between the “political structures of international anarchy” (Makinda,
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