Global security

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The term global security can be summed up as a "collective security" of all nations -- "a threat to one is a threat to all." [1]


  • "Nation-states are losing their monopoly over military might. Private security firms are filling a void by offering military services and security for national governments and non-governmental organizations." --Herbert Howe, May 1998. See Private Military Corporations.
  • "Global security must be broadened from its traditional focus on the security of states to include the security of people and the planet.... The security of people recognizes that global security extends beyond the protection of borders, ruling elites, and exclusive state interests to include the protection of the people." --Commission on Global Governance, Our Global Neighborhood: The Report of the Commission on Global Governance (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp 78 and 81.

Threats to Global Security

The United Nations asks which of the following is the greatest threat to global security: [2]

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