Psychology in the Context of Security

International Relations / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper discusses what physical and psychological methods of security can hopefully render a nation secure.

This essay explores the issue of security in a rapidly expanding globalized community, one in which nuclear weapons are an ever expanding threat. The question arises as to what method of security is truly the best, a pacifist, non-nuclear stance versus methods of deterrence.
“In a global community ravaged by increasing tensions, economically, culturally, and politically speaking, one cannot help but sense some sort of impending doom awaiting our planet. As conflicts rage all about us while our capabilities of self-sustainability dwindle, the world continues on in the pattern of every day life. Rarely does one question the possibility of war spreading from another country to their own. While some may attribute this complacent reaction to global affairs to ignorance or denial, it is, in truth, a sense of security that renders in most people a sense of well being in their state of their surroundings. Objectively speaking, this seems somewhat absurd. In today’s society, where military expenditures in some countries could easily feed, clothe, and educated millions in others, the possibility of military action and the means through which it could be executed is crushingly prevalent. Thus, it is blatantly obvious that major threats to security exist, but in the overwhelming presence of such dangers, how is it that people can still be secure?”

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