This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's focus on the fallout of nuclear "spin."
The term global security can be summed up as a "collective security" of all nations -- "a threat to one is a threat to all." 
- "Nation-states are losing their monopoly over military might. Private security firms are filling a void by offering military services and security for national governments and non-governmental organizations." --Herbert Howe, May 1998. See Private Military Corporations.
- "Global security must be broadened from its traditional focus on the security of states to include the security of people and the planet.... The security of people recognizes that global security extends beyond the protection of borders, ruling elites, and exclusive state interests to include the protection of the people." --Commission on Global Governance, Our Global Neighborhood: The Report of the Commission on Global Governance (Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), pp 78 and 81.
Threats to Global Security
- climate change
- disease: health care
- military aggression: preemptive war and preventive war
- nuclear weapons
Global Security Topics
- dangerous technology
- domestic terrorism
- environmental warfare
- hate-motivated activity and discrimination
- See hate crime in the Wikipedia
- human rights
- illegal immigration
- sustainable development
- transnational organized crime
- use of force
- weapons of mass destruction
Related SourceWatch Resources
- axis of evil: North Korea, Iran, and Iraq
- Centre for the Study of Global Governance
- China-Iran-Russia axis
- environmental protection
- Global Taxation
- gun control
- homeland defense
- homeland security
- International Criminal Court
- National Crime Information Center
- national security
- national security organizations
- National Security Strategy
- Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Oil and War in Iraq
- outposts of tyranny
- Patriot Act I / Patriot Act II
- peak oil
- Population Council
- reconstruction of Iraq
- religion and empire
- rogue nation / United States as a rogue nation
- Sovereignty over natural resources
- street crime
- Timeline to global governance
- United Nations Sustainable Development Program
- war on drugs
- war on terrorism
- weaponization of space
- World Health Organization
- World Trade Organization
- "Understanding the New World DIS Order. Online Global Security Resource Guide," University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; accessed June 9, 2005.
- Center for Global Security & Democracy, Rutgers University, website.
- Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory website.
- Chemical & Biological Arms Control Institute website.
- Energy Security / ensec.org of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security / IAGS website.
- Federation of American Scientists website.
- "Global Peace & Security Program" on Nautilus Institute website.
- Global Security.com website.
- Global Security.org website.
- "Global Security" on EastWest Institute website.
- "Global Security" on Rocky Mountain Institute website.
- "Global Security" on Union of Concerned Scientists website; Update August 2004.
- "Global Security" on United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) website.
- "Global Security" on Watson Institute for International Studies website.
- "Global Security" on Worldwatch Institute website.
- "Global Security and Sustainability" on John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation website.
- Global Security Institute website.
- Global Security Newswire, National Journal Group website.
- National Security Research Area, RAND Corporation.
- Office of Global Security Risk, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website.
- openDemocracy.net website.
- Overseas Security Advisory Council website.
- Program on Global Security and Disarmament (PGSD), Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland website.
- The Globalist online think tank and daily online magazine.
- The Project Against the Present Danger website.
- United Nations & Global Security. An Initiative of the United Nations Foundation website.
- U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL, Department of Justice, website.
- Reports and Statements: "Regional Conflict & Global Security" (1998-present), Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs / Pubwash Online.
- "UN Reform - Restructuring for Global Governance," Eco-Logic / Environmental Conservation Organization, July/August 1997.
- William M. Chandler and Emil Kirchner, Final Report: "Workshop on Global and Regional Security Governance," University of California, San Diego, October 3, 2002.
- "Undermining Global Security: the European Union’s arms exports," Amnesty International, February 1, 2004.
- Lorraine Cosgrove Ware, "The State of Information Security, 2004." A Worldwide Study Conducted by CIO Magazine and PricewaterhouseCoopers, September 1, 2004; and "Results of Largest Global Security Survey."
- Global Security Survey: "South African CEO’s are getting more hands-on with information security issues," Ernst & Young, September 24, 2004.
- "A National Security Strategy for a Global Age," White House, December 2000.
- "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts," December 2000. "This paper was approved for publication by the National Foreign Intelligence Board under the authority of the Director of Central Intelligence. Prepared under the direction of the National Intelligence Council. Link to pdf version.
- Paula J. Dobriansky, "A New Global Security Agenda," Remarks to Women in International Security's 15th Anniversary Luncheon Gala, Washington, DC, June 10, 2002.
- Ambassador Francis X. Taylor, "Homeland Security is a Global Issue," Remarks to the Homeland Security Forum hosted by the National Native American Law Enforcement Association, Ft. Worth, TX, November 5, 2003.
Articles & Commentary
- "Global Change and National Security. The 1992-93 Statement of Policy, adopted by delegates to AFA's National Convention on Sept. 14, 1992," Air Force Magazine, November 1992.
- Herbert Howe, "Global Order and Security Privatization," Strategic Forum, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, May 1998.
- Jacques Chirac, "2010 - The Challenges to Global Security," Janes, December 22, 1999.
- Fareed Zakaria, "A plan for global security," Newsweek, December 17, 2001: "The new paradigm: The globalization model will endure. But to thrive it must gain a new dimension: a worldwide agreement to install controls, checks and while permitting the [free flow] of trade."
- "Doctrine of Global Hegemony and Preemption. The National Security Strategy of the United States of America," Physicians for Social Responsibility, October 22, 2002.
- Seth Borenstein, "Dramatic climate change could become global security nightmare," Knight Ridder Newspapers, February 23, 2004.
- Richard Giragosian, "East Asia tackles energy security," Asia Times, August 24, 2004.