This chapter raises the following main points: • The study of security has experienced a series of debates around the nature of the threats to security. • The early security scholars, as distinct from those who studied strategy and warfare, took a broad approach and argued that military and non-military means could achieve security. • During the Cold War the study of security focused on the most pressing security issue of the day – the nuclear standoff between the two superpowers. • In the post-Cold War era the broader approach to the study of security returned to the fore and included non-state actors and non-traditional sources of insecurity.
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160607 International Relations 160604 Defence Studies