Defining the Enemy: EU and US Threat Perceptions After 9/11
What does it mean for a state to be secure? Threats are challenges to the security of a state and to its national interests. Threat perceptions are sets of beliefs about the nature of insecurity and what constitutes an ‘enemy’. To understand how states perceive security threats is to know something about how they define their security environment and what value priorities they project onto that environment. The way in which threat is defined is a major component of the security culture of a state.
KeywordsSecurity Policy Security Threat Mass Destruction European Security Threat Perception
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