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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.

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Area 1 Multidisciplinary Science
Area 2 Social Issue
Area 3 International Relation

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  • Purpose: The ROK’s diplomatic maneuverability since the normalization of its relationship with the PRC in 1992 has received much undeserved skepticism from both Beijing and Washington. While Beijing acquiescently acknowledges the necessity of Seoul to maintain an alliance with Washington, it has become critical of it since the ROK’s decision to deploy THAAD in 2016. The paper aims at a better understanding of US intent and purposes of engaging with China over the years. To this end, it attempts to reveal the underlying intent of China’s Belt and Road Initiative by introducing its military nature and characters. Method: This paper is basically researched using the traditional literature(English and Chinese) search method. In this paper, quantitative research methodology was not applied due to the distrust of the survey results in China. The interaction of China's Belt and Road Initiative for the U.S.-ROK allied relationship was conducted through a traditional literature search method. In the future, this research topic is expected to be studied in a scientific analysis research method with proven objectivity. Results: To overcome the dilemma that it conceives itself to be in the ROK must consider the following. First of all, the ROK must consider some of the following PRC will not change as long as the CCP remains in power and the Party upholds communism. Secondly, the ROK must expand its concept of the alliance to something beyond military cooperation. Opportunities for cooperation in areas other than security are bountiful. It must now overcome the restrictions it has put on itself and think globally with its ally since it can now afford to do so. Conclusion: It concludes that the best viable way to defend ROK’s national interest is by protecting its values and ideology that it has upheld for the time being. ROK’s the dilemma between the U.S. and PRC will transpire into something unprecedented. It can be assured by the way the fourth industry is transforming that it will no longer be an economic market and security dependence. The strongest recommendation at this particular juncture is to check whether we are willing to defend our values and ideology
    Keyword:Belt and Road Initiative, The US-ROK Alliance, China, Hegemonic Challenge, Indo-Pacific Strategy
  • Purpose: The devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for individuals, families, communities, countries, and the world as a whole offers vivid proof that microbes could be just as destructive and terrifying than the use of nuclear weapons. Pandemic caused by Covid-19 is realizing the dangers of bioterrorism and is aimed at emphasizing the importance of a system to prepare for it. Method: To this end, the Covid-19 response policies of various European countries are examined to identify and examine the factors needed to respond to bioterrorism. To this end, we looked at the Pandemic response systems in Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom in Europe. Results: As a result, it is necessary to be prepared in advance in responding to infectious diseases and to respond immediately through quick decision-making. The policy also needs to be consistent and clear. In response to terrorism, it's not much different from the epidemic. First, legislation such as immigration policy, quarantine system, and counterterrorism law is needed. It is also necessary to establish protocols and systems for tracking, testing, and isolation of infectious diseases. Finally, it is necessary to educate and promote people in advance so that they can respond to terrorist situations such as bioterrorism. Preparing these policies in advance is a way to overcome emergency situations such as bioterrorism. Conclusion: As a result, preparations for infectious disease measures, quick decision-making, consistency and clarity of policies were derived, and to this end, legislative reform, bioterrorism response protocols were proposed, education and promotion of the people were proposed.
    Keyword:Covid-19, Pandemic, Bioterrorism , Biological Agent, Response System of Bioterrorism
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study is to verify the difference between the number of employees in the organization and the service locations among the general characteristics of the Korean security police. 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 the self-administration method. Among the collected survey questionnaires, 91 were selected as valid samples, excluding those whose answers were incomplete or missing. Results: The study results show that the more than 21 employees in the organization on the stress of the Korean security police, the higher the stress, and the less than 10, the lower the stress. By the service locations, it is found that the stress was higher in larger cities, and the stress was lower in small and medium-sized cities. Conclusion: It is necessary to improve the working environment by providing education and budget so that police officers can communicate and exchange within the organization, and make efforts to reinforce communication with citizens, colleagues, and family, thereby reducing stress.
    Keyword:Police, Security Police, Job Stress, Number of Employees, Service Locations
  • Purpose: Islamic terrorist groups have repeatedly been created and disappeared in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia since the Muslim Brotherhood. These groups are created and extreme by a combination of factors such as political turmoil, economic inequality, ethnic conflict, and religious conflict in their home countries. The problem is that the terrorist group classified as the Salafi Jihadist wants to form a community based on religious ideology, but the means of realizing it is brutal terrorism. In this paper, we explore the generative background and features of Salafi Jihadism. Method: To identify the Salafi Jihadist, we examine the origins and characteristics of Islamism, Wahhabism, and Salafism, and collect and analyze existing research papers and related institutional data on how Salafi Jihadist originated in Africa, especially why Boko Haram gained power in Nigeria. Results: Nigeria is a large African country with a large population and natural resources, while economic growth has not developed proportionally. The invasion of Western imperialism and colonial rule resulted in economic distortions and failure of racial integration, which resulted in civil war, military extortion of power, and the activities of powerful terrorist groups of powerful terrorists. Conclusion: The Sahel region of Africa, including Nigeria, is a repository of natural resources, but paradoxically, it is becoming a blood land due to the brutal competition for natural resources. Countries in these regions need democratic rule to integrate complex races, and greedy foreign intervention should be blocked. A fundamental prescription is needed to eliminate extremist forces advocating Salafism.
    Keyword:Islamism, Wahhabism, Salafism, Salafi Jihadist, Boko Haram
  • Purpose: In the event of a crisis caused by North Korea's nuclear development, tasks of crisis management leadership to protect national interests and prevent the escalation of the crisis are critical issues in national security. This study theoretically analyzes and evaluates crisis management leadership of South Korean Lee Myung-bak government during North Korea’s second nuclear test in 2009 and Moon Jae-in government during North Korea’s sixth nuclear test in 2017. Based on this, it seeks to theoretically analyze and evaluate tasks of crisis management leadership shown by both governments, and to derive policy implications for successful crisis management leadership. Method: A case study method is conducted to analyze the security crisis cases triggered by the North Korean nuclear tests and to examine leadership tasks of crisis management of South Korean governments during the two nuclear tests. Arjen Boin and Paul ‘t Hart define crisis management leadership as strategic tasks that encompass all activities related to the crisis management stages. In order to analyze tasks of crisis management leadership, this study utilizes and analyzes three factors suggested by Arjen Boin, Paul ‘t Hart, Eric Stern and Bengt Sundelius: sense making(crisis perception), decision making and coordinating, and mean making(crisis communication). Results: The Lee Myung-bak and Moon Jae-in governments recognized nuclear tests were serious provocations threatening the security of the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and the international community. However, there were no early warnings for the two nuclear tests. Immediately after the nuclear tests, both governments promptly held the NSC meeting and employed political, diplomatic, and military countermeasures, while strengthening the ROK-U.S. combined defense posture. They provided prompt information on the crisis situation to the public, and delivered a resolute statement to North Korea to convey South Korea’s resolution. Efforts were made to secure support for South Korea’s policy toward North Korea, focusing on the international community including the U.S., Japan and the United Nations. Conclusion: In order to carry out successful leadership tasks of crisis management, crisis managers must accurately grasp the evolving nature of the crisis and the NSC must be established in advance as an institutional crisis management system for effective crisis decision-making, and the NSC must be actively operated. Moreover, it is necessary to carry out active crisis communication activities to mobilize national power and draw support from the people at the domestic level, and to strengthen support and cooperation from allies and the international community at the international level. In a crisis situation where the instability and vulnerability of the country increases, the multi-dimensional tasks of crisis management leadership should be carried out by mobilizing all capabilities at the diplomatic, security, military, and intelligence dimensions.
    Keyword:South Korea, Crisis Management Leadership, North Korea, Second Nuclear Test, Sixth Nuclear Test


Submission 2/10 5/10 8/10 11/10
Editorial Review 2/12 5/12 8/12 11/12
Peer Review 2/20 5/20 8/20 11/20
Review-Form Reflection Review 2/23 5/23 8/23 11/23
Accepted 2/25 5/25 8/25 11/25
Manuscript Editing Review 2/30 5/30 8/30 11/30
Open & Hybrid Review 3/15 6/15 9/15 11/15
Published 3/30 6/30 9/30 12/30



Manjong Lee Howon University, South Korea
Jungha Kim Daegu International Airport, South Korea


Sungtaek Cho

Sunmoon University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Vice President

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


Daekwon Son General Affairs East China Normal University, China
Ilseong Jeong Intelligence Korea National Defense University, South Korea
Ikjoong Youn Management Hallym Univetsity of Graduate Studies, South Korea
Taeyoung Yoon Planning Kyungnam University, South Korea
Chiyoung Lee International Yongin University, South Korea

Research Chairperson

Jaewoo Choo

Kyunghee University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Chief

Eunkee Kim

Paichai University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Director

Woosuk Yun

Keimyung University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Kwanghyun Ra

Donga University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Jiwon Yun

Sangmyung University, South Korea
[Curriculum Vitae]

Editor in Administrator

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
Byunghu Yu Osan University, South Korea
Shinchul Back University of Scranton, USA
Bora Park National Security Strategy, South Korea
Kyoungchan Kim Korean Institute of Criminology, South Korea
Xuefeng Bai Keimyung University, South Korea
loannis Tellidis Kyunghee University, South Korea
Nandintsetseg Sosorbaram Soongsil University, South Korea
John A. Johnson Keimyung University, South Korea
Tahka Benice Leinyuy Gyeongsang National University, South Korea
Sheena Gritens University of Missouri, USA
Jenny Town US-Korea Institute at SAIS, USA
Youngyol Y. Schanz Slippery Rock University, USA
Sadhika Soor Florida International University, USA
Chen Jim National Defense University, USA
Greggory J. Favre University of Maryland, USA
LaPrade Jennifer University of Texas, USA
Chunsu Yuan The University of Chicago, USA
Wendy Dressler Florida International University, USA
Madhuri Sharma Florida International University, USA
Mohammed Ayedh Alqahtani Florida International University, USA
Byongook Moon University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Raymond D. Partin Florida International University, USA
Chengjian Lee Peking University, China
Yongai Zhang Xi’an Medical University, China
Haoqiu Jiang Peking University, China
Artemyeva Marina University of International Business and Economics, China
Linlin Wnag Shanghai University, China
Inhye An Renmin University of China, China
Monthinee Teeramungcalanon Peking University, China
Naruth Teeramungcalanon University of International Business and Economics, China
Tamunang Tamutana Timothy Zhengzhou Normal University, China
Shouping Li Beijing Institute of Technology, China
Zheng Jin Zhengzhou Normal University, China
Supachai Teeramungcalanon University of International Business and Economics, China
Zhongxuan Jin Shenyang Sport University, China
Dong Liang International Health Qigong Association, China
Shunzhe Piao Shenyang Sport University, China
Xi Haixu Jiangsu University of Technology, China
Xuemei Zhao Shanghai University of Sport, China
Katsuk Yabiku Ryukyus University, Japan
Naok Hirata Okinawa Recovery Center, Japan
Mariko Nakamura Chuo University, Japan
Jaeyong Woo Nagano University, Japan
Minfen Liu China International Hyperthermia Association, Taiwan
Weisheng Chiu The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong
Hojin Chung Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Alistair Harkness Federation University Australia, Australia
George Van Doorn Federation University Australia, Australia
Jacqueline Z. Wilson Federation University Australia, Australia
Mark Button University of Portsmouth, UK
Bonggyu Chae London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
Graham Brooks University of Wolverhampton, UK
Kathryn Haynes University of Hull, UK
Bankole Cole Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Helen Johnston University of Hull, UK
Chuluunbat Sharkhuu Law Enforcement University, Mongolia
Laura Stoelers University of Malaga, Spain
Hyunwoo Kim Osnabrück University, Germany
Julianne Oh Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
Jaegeun Kim University of Alberta, Canada
Jinhyeob Kwak University of Alberta, Canada
Lira Yoon University of Alberta, Canada
Sandip Kumar Mishra Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Aswati Hamzah University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Melany Natividad Saint Louis University, Philippines
Abu Musa Mohammad Arif Billah University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Shakila Yacob University of Malaya, Malaysia
Jaebum Son Los Andes University, Columbia


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)
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