A sub-discipline of International Relations (IR). The main objective is the survival of the actors.
In narrow, security is protecting states structures, both territorial and
In broad, security is protecting cherished values, such as ideology.
Practically, the definition depends on the interpretation of actors.
Security has various dimensions.
- Military (e.g. Ukraine-Russia and Japan-China)
- Regime (e.g. Syria, Iraq)
- Society (e.g. genocide in former Yugoslavia, Rwanda)
- Human (e.g. Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, and Iraq)
- Environmental (e.g. global warming, food shortage in the future)
Threats change by the time.
- The evolution of modern warware
- International arms trade
- Humanitarian interventions