Collective security

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May 19, 2022

Collective security - a system of collective action of states and societies to protect against internal and external threats. The creation of a system of collective security involves the implementation of a set of measures of political, economic, legal nature, as well as military and organizational measures aimed at repelling aggression. The collective security of the member states of the system is based on the following principles: indivisibility of security: aggression against one member state is considered as aggression against all member states; equal responsibility of States parties for security; non-interference in each other's internal affairs and taking into account each other's interests; collective defense; the possibility of locating individual military bases and facilities of some member states on the territory of others; making decisions on fundamental issues of ensuring collective security on the basis of consensus; compliance of the composition and readiness of the armed forces and financial commitments of the participants to the scale of the military threat. This cooperation can also take place within the framework of the UN, NATO, the OSCE and other international security organizations, both on a regional and interregional basis. The construction of a system of collective security should be based on regional subsystems, taking into account the commonality of territories, the nature of threats, groups of troops, infrastructure and other conditions and factors. In order to increase the efficiency of the system, they should be based on regional subsystems of collective security and take into account the nature of challenges and threats, the composition and capabilities of troops, infrastructure, etc. Creating a system of collective security is seen as one of the most effective means of reducing the risk of war in modern times international relations. See also Sovereignty NATO African Union

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