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THREATS TO INTERNATIONAL SECURITY: WHAT CAN COME OUT OF THE STRATEGIES OF GREAT POWERS?

Frequently international threats result from the way states define their interests and aims – be it conflicts caused by the great powers’ competition or reluctance to cooperate in tackling persisting global challenges like the climate change or emerging ones like the current pandemic. In this paper, we analyse the latest strategic documents of the key international security players – five permanent UN Security Council members (the USA, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and France) and G4 countries (Germany, Japan, India, and Brazil). The authors draw on this analysis to identify threats to international security that come from the stated intentions of the most powerful nations.

Yevhen Sapolovych
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and KSE StratBase
Dr. Khrystyna Holynska
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies and KSE StratBase



Khrystyna Holynska, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Kyiv School of Economics (Department of Public Administration). She serves as an expert for the reforms monitoring project iMoRe of VoxUkraine. Since 2017, she has been working at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, participating in several international research projects. Latest academic publication: S. De Spiegeleire, K. Jans, M. Sibbel, K. Holynska, D. Lassche, Implementing Defence Policy: A Benchmark-‘Lite’, “Defense & Security Analysis”, 1 February 2019.


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