NO SECURITY WITHOUT VALUES

The article examines interdependence between values and security, as well as the ability of the existing international system and its actors to ensure protection of democratic values and thus security. The article raises questions of need for new international mechanisms for security protection. The problem of competition between state-centrism and human security concepts is examined through Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the international system’s inability to protect basic principles of international law and ensure peace.

The article examines interdependence between values and security, as well as the ability of the existing international system and its actors to ensure protection of democratic values and thus security. The article raises questions of need for new international mechanisms for security protection. The problem of competition between state-centrism and human security concepts is examined through Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the international system’s inability to protect basic principles of international law and ensure peace.
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Taras Mykhalniuk

Taras Mykhalniuk is Director of the Open Ukraine Foundation. Among OUF’s key projects is Kyiv Security Forum – one of the leading platforms in Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe for high-level discussions on international security issues. During his professional carrier while working at EastWest Institute and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Taras was dealing with international security and civil society development issues, including media freedom, gender equality and strengthening community and NGOs’ role in the society


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