Regional cooperation in countering domestic security threats
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The nature of security has changed since the end of the Cold War. Due in part to the end of many years of civil unrest and globalization, states greatly reduced the presence of security forces and eased restrictions on movement and travel. This allowed for a dramatic increase in transnational crime. Because of the economic limitations of developing states, countering the growing threat from criminal organizations and enterprises difficult given their virtually limitless resources. Regional cooperation along military and law enforcement lines may greatly enhance the abilities of developing states to limit the effects of criminal operations.