Human security and Comprehensive defense

Document Type : Research Paper



The Canadian Consortium on human security in 2007 has defined human security as a people-Centered approach to foreign policy, which argues that sustainable stability is based on protecting people from dangers against their rights, health and life. Human security contrary to national security considers threats against citizens and doesn’t limit security studies to defend the territorial boundaries. In comprehensive defense approach, besides considering military aspects of countering threats, we must consider threats against human security. This article using comprehensive defense approach, tries to distinguish threats against national security emerging from human security domain, then to analyze their effects on national security and at last to propose the ways to counter these threats.