Climate change and global security
Thursday, Oct 21 2010
Madrid, European Commission Representation in SpainClimate change has become humanity’s next security challenge. Its risks are real and its effects are beginning to be felt in the whole globe. Competent scientists predict that the world average temperature will rise up by 2ºC. A new climate era is approaching. It will have an effect not only on human security (as a consequence of more natural disasters, land desertification and water shortages) but also on the way in which states relate to each other, becoming a potential source for conflict.Climate change will redraw frontiers, increase migra Read more...
The military and the civil population in peace missions: introducing a cultural approach in the armed forces’ operations abroad
Friday, Jul 2 2010
Madrid, Instituto Universitario “General Gutiérrez Mellado”In July 2009 CITpax organised a first workshop with the participation of experts in international affairs, security and defence, to analyse the importance of cross-cultural awareness in the resolution of international conflicts.The name of this first workshop was “The Military and the Civil Population in Peace Missions: Introducing a Cultural Approach in the Armed Forces’ Operations Abroad” and it was organized with the crucial support of the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies (IEEE) and with the collaboration of the European Commi Read more...
New security paradigms
Tuesday, Nov 17 2009
Madrid, Instituto Universitario “General Gutiérrez Mellado”CITpax have presented, on November 17th, the report “New Security Paradigms” at the Instituto Universitario “General Gutiérrez Mellado”. The “Research Group on Wider Security” – jointly coordinated by CITpax and the Spanish Institute of Strategic Studies – is responsible for this work. The report describes the evolution of the security concept to present and compares the national security strategies of Canada, France, United Kingdom and The Netherlands. It also analyses the different security models developed in the framework of the Un Read more...