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The world has been experiencing a large number of armed conflicts and regional disputes. In addition, crime, terrorism-related attacks, violation of border security related laws have played a threat to national security. When the terrorism issues are taken into consideration, a new type of terrorist attack, ‘lone wolf terrorism’, on the Internet and social media services has brought growing concern in countering violent extremism and radicalization that lead to terrorism. What is worse, the motives of new terrorism are so diverse that it is getting difficult to predict the next possible attacks. Religious, political, socio-economic and other factors are among those motives.

Since the Republic of Korea has participated in global counter-terrorism efforts, ISIS has pointed Korea as one of their enemies as well as the United States, France, and other Western countries. Moreover, in modern history of Korean Peninsula, North Korea has always been a threat to national security of the Republic of Korea. For these reasons, the Republic of Korea is no longer free from terrorism/related threats and terrorist attacks.

Given this situation, multi-dimensional measures in countering terrorism and threats to national security need to be taken. It is challenging but worth taking multi-dimensional approaches. The Association of Terrorism and National Security was founded to discuss the legal issues in counter-terrorism, to support the best practices around the world, and to establish the sophisticated academic research in terrorism.

As the role of law enforcement agencies gets important more than ever, the Association of Terrorism and National Security will seek how the government co-ordinates and maintains the well-organized co-operation among the agencies, and with other countries, and what strategies the law enforcement agencies should take to counter the terrorism and national security threats.

Academic Area & Scope

Area 1 Socal Science, Intedisciplinary
Area 2 Social Issue
Area 3 International Relation

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  • Purpose: This study aims to discuss the roles and responsibilities of state agencies using drones to prevent terrorism, which threatens national security, which is distinct from general criminal offenses. In this regard, first of all, we will look at the recent development status of drones and the definition of legal concepts, and then discuss the rational operation plan of drone use in the field of national security. In the use of drones for counterterrorism, in consideration of the legislative purpose of the Personal Information Protection Act, the principles of personal information protection, rights of data subjects, and responsibilities of the state must be observed, and evidence under the Criminal Procedure Act. It is necessary to review exceptional regulations because it is a national security violation that mainly infringes on national legal interests. Method: Considering the increasing trend of drone use for crime prevention due to the recent development of advanced science and technology, the legality and requirements of drone use are discussed through literature research focusing on legal problems that can be a problem when using drones and related precedents. Results: In the case of crimes that threaten national security, such as terrorism, laws can limit the basic rights of the people. For this purpose, if a state agency uses drones, a serious violation of the basic rights of the people's privacy is involved. The legal basis for information and investigation activities must be clearly established. Conclusion: Therefore, It is necessary to meet the actuality of the crime, the necessity and urgency of the evidence preservation in order for Intelligence and Investigative agencies to collect evidence using drones for crimes of national security violations such as terrorism and to be recognized for their proof ability.
    Keyword:Drone, Personal Information Protection, Terrorism, National Security, National Security Crime
  • Purpose: The study is due to the recent outbreak of global corona virus and is aimed at raising the need for international solidarity and cooperation for the overall development of humanity, starting with the perception that human security threats are increasing and international cooperation and solidarity are collapsing due to each country's selfish response. Method: In order to achieve this purpose, the cause of the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the cause of the collapse of international solidarity was investigated and seek joint reconstruction and cooperation in the international community, focusing on South Korea's K-quarantine system. Results: South Korea played an early leading role in preventing COVID-19, centering on the K quarantine system. Based on this, the COVID-19 response strategy is being transferred to countries around the world. Developed countries such as the United States, Europe, and Japan, however, suffered numerous damage and economic damage due to the failure of early quarantine. In addition, there are differences over the responsibility battle, transparency, vaccine development and distribution of the COVID-19 crisis between the U.S. and China. Conclusion: Today, the COVID-19 crisis is rapidly spreading due to the openness and mobility of the international community as one of human security and poses a major threat to humanity. Due to the imbalance of related substances such as vaccine development, quarantine system, medicines, and masks, there is a serious gap in response between developed and underdeveloped countries. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the international community wants to strengthen cooperation and solidarity to contribute to the construction of a bright future for mankind. At the same time, the government will seek ways to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, which has emerged as the biggest threat to health and security, through active participation and support from local governments and civic groups.
    Keyword:COVID-19, Human Security, Public Health Emergency of International Concern(PHEIC), World Health Organization(WHO), K-Quarantine Model
  • Purpose: As concerns are growing about terrorists' approach to biological weapons highlighted by the current COVID-19 crisis, it is important to better understand the historical development and past use of biological weapons. Since the World War, attempts to attack CBRN by state-sponsored terrorism and non-state terrorist groups have been constantly occurring. It is important to assess past cases in order to be able to cope well with potential CBRN threats and evaluate the current capabilities of extremists. Method: Identify the theoretical background of bioactive and chemical agents, examine the use cases of biochemical weapons that have been used during World War, and assess the threat levels of CBRN terrorism recently. In particular, identify examples being attempted in Europe and look at the international response strategies of Europe and the United Nations. Specifically, we look at the CBRN terrorism international response system of Europol and UNCCT. Results: The rise of ISIS In Europe and white nationalists in the U.S. have been constantly trying to threaten CBRN since then. The reason why terrorist groups, including ISIS, are attracted to CBRN is that it is not easy to produce agents and weapons, but it is possible to achieve the purpose of terrorism through mass murder. Nevertheless, jihadists and white nationalists in the U.S. do not abandon their plan to take over vulnerable security facilities dealing with CBRN-related materials to achieve their goals Conclusion: Biochemical weapons were used during the two World Wars, which inspired the post-Cold War New Territories. In addition, despite international regulatory cooperation such as the Vienna Treaty, several countries still produce CBRN secretly. Terrorist groups are diversifying their means of terrorism, including conventional weapons, vehicle thrusts, and biochemical weapons, targeting unspecified individuals. Security measures seem necessary to prevent terrorist groups and lone wolves from exploiting bio-terrorism in the current era of Corona.
    Keyword:CBRN, Biological and Chemical Agents, Bioterrorism, Chemical Warfare, New Terrorism
  • Purpose: This study aims to verify differences in leaders' followership with police officers working in the security police organization, the backbone of the security of the Republic of Korea, and discusses ways for the leaders of the security police organization to improve the followership. In particular, the study focused on how the leaders' followership differs depending on the number of police officers in the security police organization and work location among different variables. Method: In this study, among police officers in the security department as of 2020 who had experience in work related North Korean defectors, 100 trainees in the Police Human Resources Development Institute were surveyed via self-administration method to verify differences in leaders’ followership according the number of police officers and place work. Frequency analysis, t-test, and One Way ANOVA were used as analysis methods. Results: According to the analysis, the leaders' followership is forming positively in a medium-sized security police organization of about 11 to 20 members. As for the differences in the leaders' followership according to the work location, in most questions, it was showed that tier 1 area(big cities) was higher than tier 2 area(small and medium-sized cities). And the analysis of the connection between the number of police officers and work location showed that the leaders' followership were the most positive in the mid-sized organization(11 to 20 police officers) in big cities. Conclusion: In conclusion, through a "choice and concentration" strategy, the security department should make sure that the police stations in tier 2 and 3 operate minimal functions such as analyzing trends in security crimes or supporting and protecting North Korean defectors, and that the National Police Agency, local police agencies, and police stations in tier 1 areas play most of their roles. Second, the size of the organization will be composed of 11 to 20 people, but it will be effective for large organizations such as the National Police Agency and local police agencies to organize the overall size of the security department into 11 to 20 people in consideration of security demand in small organizations such as police stations.
    Keyword:National Security, North Korea, Security Police, Police Organization, Followership
  • Purpose: In this study, police officers of the security police organization, which is the backbone of the security of the Republic of Korea, will be analyzed for their perception of the leaders' followership and will seek policy measures to improve the positive leadership of the security police organization, the subsequent followership, and even the positive self-leadership of the members of the organization. Method: In this study, 100 police officers in the security department of the Korean police organization were surveyed using self-administration method to analyze the perceived attitude toward leaders' followership. Educational background and employment paths were used as the main variables for measurement. Among the various characteristics of the special security police, the focus was on how the leaders' followership differed according to the educational background and employment paths of the security police department. Results: According to the analysis, for most of the questions that showed statistical significance, security police officers with a relatively high level of education rated the leaders' followership higher. For employment paths, on most of the questions that showed statistical significance, security police officers who were police cadets were found to have a more positive assessment of the leaders' followership than those who became police officers through general recruitment or special recruitment. Conclusion: In order to ensure that security police officers with a relatively low level of education and who were general policemen/women are reborn as more voluntary and active model followers, the overall employment paths of the entire police organization, including the security police, need to improve. That police officers with a relatively low level of education and who were general policemen/women had a negative assessment of the leaders' followership may be a negative reaction to the problems that the security police organization has been constantly undergoing changes depending on the government's political orientation. Therefore, future government, political circles, and police leaders should not make drastic changes to the security police organization in line with the government's political orientation and the micro changes in the inter-Korean relations.
    Keyword:Security, Security Police, Followership, Employment Path, Educational Background


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Manjong Lee Howon University, South Korea
Sungil Bae Solar & Electricity Energy Enterprise, South Korea
Jungha Kim Daegu International Airport, South Korea


Sungtaek Cho

Sunmoon University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Vice President

Sangsoo Lee Korea National Defense University, South Korea
Haesung Yun Korean Institute of Criminology, South Korea
Youseok Lim Kunsan National University, South Korea

Editor in Chief

Eunkee Kim

Paichai University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]


Daekwon Son General Affairs East China Normal University, China
Jaewoo Choo Research Kyunghee University, South Korea
Myonghyun Go Intelligence Asan Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea
Ikjoong Youn Management Hallym Univetsity of Graduate Studies, South Korea
Taeyoung Yoon Planning Kyungnam University, South Korea
Hyunwook Kim International Korea National Diplomatic Academy, South Korea

Editor in Director

Woosuk Yun

Keimyung University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Kwanghyun Ra

Donga University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Administrator

Jaehyun Kim Osan University, South Korea
Minkyu Cha Paichai University, South Korea
Namseol Baek Korean National Police University, South Korea
Hyounggon Kwak Dongguk University, South Korea
Jeonghyeon Chang Kyonggi University, South Korea
Jungduk Lee Halla University, South Korea
Juyoung Song Penn State University, USA
Kyungshick Choi Bridgewater State University, USA
Chuluunbat Sharkhuu Law Enforcement University, Mongolia
Wendy Dressler Florida International University, USA
Byunghu Yu Osan University, South Korea
Madhuri Sharma Florida International University, USA
Sungshik Shin Saekyung University, South Korea
Mohammed Ayedh Alqahtani Florida International University, USA
Dongun Jo Korean National Police University, South Korea
Raymond D. Partin Florida International University, USA
Laura Stoelers University of Malaga, Spain
Byongook Moon University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Shinchul Back University of Scranton, USA
Bora Park National Security Strategy, South Korea
Hyunwoo Kim Osnabrück University, Germany
Mariko Nakamura Chuo University, Japan
Kyoungchan Kim Korean Institute of Criminology, South Korea
Chuluunbat Sharkhuu Law Enforcement University, Mongolia


2015 JUN. 30 International Society for Terrorism & National Security Established by Dr. Y. Lim
DEC. 05 Inaugural General Meeting
2016 FEB. 19 International Journal of Terrorism & National Security (ISSN 2423-8376)
JUN. 30 First Journal Publication (378 Tenjinchou Kamimaruko Nakaharaku Kawasakishi Kangawhken Japan)
OCT. 11 Digital Object Identifier Enrollment (DOI)
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