THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Non-state actors as sources of threats for the international peace and security

2013. №2, pp. 80-88

Novoselov Sergey V.  - Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20а Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 414056, Russia,,

The modern system of international security is under deep qualitative changes. It is a question of new character of international relations and their updated formalization: in addition to the traditional subjects of international interaction non-state actors have begun to play an active role. Their activity is ambiguous: the one activity promotes stability and safety whereas others – destabilize a situation. The article deals with the classification of non-state actors in international politics and their activities as a threat to international peace and security.

Key words: international peace and security,non-state actors,globalization,international terrorist organizations and networks,private military groups,criminal organizations and networks,the Security Council,new challenges and threats