Document Type : Research Paper
The post-cold war security paradigm and decrease of state centrism, has called for a need for a new approach in security studies. Today, by emergence of new threats, the new paradigm is simultaneously state centric and non-state. Authors argue that By Emergence of non-state actors in defense and security issues, we see a dual aspect paradigm which is state and non-state centric. Because of these new threats, policy makers have to consider cooperation between state and non-state actors, in planning new defense- security strategies. Authors call this interaction between state and non-state actors as strategic governance and describe it from IRI perspective.