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dc.contributor.advisorDahl, Erik
dc.contributor.authorSnoke, Joshua H.
dc.dateMarch 2015
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-06T19:17:59Z
dc.date.available2015-05-06T19:17:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45258
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States government finds human trafficking to be an important subject and is placing increasing focus on the issue. The Southeast Asian portion of the Western Pacific encompasses a substantial portion of global trafficking, much of which has a final destination in the United States. This thesis asks the following question: How does trafficking in persons (TIP) affect U.S. national security interests and regional stability in Southeast Asia? To answer this question, this thesis examines how trafficking affects U.S. national security; the importance of combatting human trafficking in Southeast Asia to regional stability and to U.S. national security; levels of involvement the United States might seek to address the problem of human trafficking in Southeast Asia; and the possibility of an increase in maritime security efforts and interagency coordination in Southeast Asia to effectively combat human trafficking. U.S. national security is tied to regional stability through effects on economic interdependence and state partnerships. TIP threatens both, through its influence in transnational organized crime and the misuse of humans as an illegal resource. The thesis concludes by considering possible solutions to the problem that could be adopted by the United States military.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleHuman trafficking in Southeast Asia and U.S. national securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMabry, Tristan
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairsen_US
dc.subject.authorSoutheast Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorhuman traffickingen_US
dc.subject.authortrafficking in personsen_US
dc.subject.authortransnational organized crimeen_US
dc.subject.authornational securityen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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