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Security Issues Online

Security Issues Online

From global terrorism threats to water insecurities wrought by climate change, national and international security issues require interdisciplinary and comprehensive analyses that pull together political, social, ideological, cultural, and historical contexts.​ Security Issues Online provides historical context and resources on key past and present global crises with a focus on pivotal threats including terrorism, cybersecurity, and intelligence.

Security Issues Online explores international issues such as terrorism and counterterrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, cybersecurity, ethnic conflicts and resolution, nuclear threats, epidemics, biological weapons, and transnational organized crime. The collection integrates documentaries and news footage, archival materials, reports, government documents, and contextualizing essays, giving students the empirical evidence for deep and comprehensive analyses of today’s most challenging threats to human security and well-being.

Events and Areas in Initial Release

  • 1960 U-2 Incident
  • 9/11 and Post 9/11 World
  • Afghanistan: The Soviet Invasion and Civil War
  • China and International Relations Cold war- Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Iran (1940s-Present)
  • Iraq (1970s-Present)
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    ...and more to be added

Content Partners

  • Cambridge University Press
  • Cineme Libre Studio
  • Cornell University Press
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • Preme Entertainment Group
  • The Institute for the Study of Diplomacy


Key Themes & Topics

  • Conflicts and resolution
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disaster planning and emergency management
  • Drugs and contraband
  • Epidemics
  • Insurgency and counter-insurgency
  • Intelligence and espionage
  • Nuclear threats and weapons
  • Security and environment
  • Terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Trafficking and money laundering
  • Transnational organized crime


Security Issues Online  is a key component of the Global Issues Library :