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Gregor Garb


The contemporary international security environment can be described as a rapid and fundamentally changing environment, which is subject to unpredictable changes with global dimensions. The consequences of globalization processes and their responses have further on increased its coherence, complexity and uncertainty. Due to the emergence of various forms of rivalry between large and regional powers, its multipolar character is globally strengthened.In the modern security paradigm, the synergistic links between many risks and threats, which can grow from completely non-hazardous and locally isolated and irreconcilable to purely realistic, are not negligible, mainly due to their abundance and general globalization trends. As a rule, their bearers are non-state actors, however they are complex in nature, often difficult to predict and can have multiple characters and effects.

In such an interdependent, complex and conflicting international environment, today, no country can guarantee its national security on its own. Multinational partnerships, regional cooperation, response within the international rules-based and multilateralism system are one of the key factors in responding to the challenges of globalized security.

The EU is also contributing its share of approaches to global challenges through its global strategy. In addition to its traditional soft power, it highlights other priorities in terms of policies and instruments.

Keywords: Globalizing Security, Contemporary Security Paradigm, Multilateralism, European Union.

Gregor Garb, Ph.D. is an assistant professor, researcher and consultant ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Cite this article:
Gregor Garb. THE COMPLEXITY OF SECURITY PERCEPTION . Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.13, no.3:6-17, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2020-no3-art1

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2020-no3-art1


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