Steven Schoofs & Georg Frerks discuss whether the AIDS epidemic should be regarded as an international security issue. UN Security Council Resolution 1308 (2000) framed the AIDS epidemic as a potential threat to international peace and stability. Almost a decade has passed since the adoption of the Resolution and with the growing amount of evidence-based research it is now possible to review the presumed linkages between AIDS, security and conflict. The authors qualify some of the assumptions that have constituted the general interest in and concern about the security implications of the AIDS epidemic. They conclude that the application of a security perspective highlights a number of security-related dimensions of the epidemic, which demand further attention from the international communit
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