Non-Traditional Security Threats
Before the 9-11 (terorist attack on WTC building at United States) security matter especially happened in some ASEAN countries is one of the national security issue to a country and become an identical matter with sovereignty problem of a country. This sovereignty problem connected with rebellion and other country invasion using military power. This kind of threat named as traditional security threat.
At this time had appear the expanding threat which is become an interest issue of many countries in the world. This threat is not only pointed to threatened of sovereignty of a country but also people or even population growth of that country. This kind a threat named as non-traditional security threats. In Asia, Non-Traditional Security (NTS) is begin to declare in a consortium to discuss the non traditional security matter which is a challenge of prosperity, human live and a country which appear beyond the threat from military powers, such as climate change, poverty, infectious disease, natural disaster, human trafficking, drugs trafficking, and transnational crimes.
The Non-Traditional Security (NTS) consortium, is a study network in Asia which is founded on January 8, 2007, funded by The Ford Foundation and motorised by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University Singapore. As a research institution network in Asia, NTS-Asia purposed to developing and making a network through scholarship and analizing job about NTS issue in Asia regional territories, and also build a long term issue which is support NTS issue for beneficial issue in NTS-Asia study. The consortium consist of 14 institution in Asia, the secretariat lies on S. Rajaratnam School Of International Studies (RSIS) in Nanyang Technological University Singapore. And the member are : 1. Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Indonesia 2. The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) 3. Centre of Asian Studies (CAS) University of Hong Kong 4. Institute of Asia-Pasific Studies (IAPS) 5. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) China 6. Institute of World Economics and Politics (IWEP) Vietnam 7. Institute for Strategic and Development Studies (ISDS) Philippines 8. Ilmin International Relations Institute (IIRI) Korea University 9. Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) India 10. Refugee ang Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) Bangladesh 11. Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Sri Lanka 12. S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Singapore 13. Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP) India 14. The World Fish Center Malaysia Consortium NTS Asia at http://www.rsis-ntsasia.org