Views on National Security in Western Europe

  • Michael Corgan
  • Helena Castanheira
  • Albertina Aros
  • Sandra Carina Fulquez
  • Matt Pita
  • Mariana Barbosa
  • Julia Koenig
  • Elizabeth Leembruggen-Kallberg
  • Carla Machado
  • Silja Bara Ómarsdottir
  • Christine Roland-Levy
  • Mathilde Salmberg
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Part of the Peace Psychology Book Series book series (PPBS)

Abstract

It is 1518, events seem to show a Europe that has come to grips with its new security issues and put aside past internal animosities, squabbles, and outright warfare. The Russians will always be a potential threat but they are far enough away and so beset with internal strife that they do not pose a true immediate threat. The big powers in Europe have managed to put aside petty differences and have established a framework for peaceful resolution of contentious issues. The major powers agree that regardless of how it is dealt with, the focus must be on the real threat of militant Islam. They have achieved a framework of agreement and rules for dealing with this threat, the Treaty of London. This triumph of diplomacy was achieved in no small part by a woman, Ferdinand and Isabella’s daughter Catherine of Aragon.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Corgan
    • 1
  • Helena Castanheira
    • 2
  • Albertina Aros
    • 3
  • Sandra Carina Fulquez
    • 4
  • Matt Pita
    • 5
  • Mariana Barbosa
    • 6
  • Julia Koenig
    • 7
  • Elizabeth Leembruggen-Kallberg
    • 8
  • Carla Machado
    • 9
  • Silja Bara Ómarsdottir
    • 10
  • Christine Roland-Levy
    • 11
  • Mathilde Salmberg
    • 12
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Psychology DepartmentNew School for Social ResearchNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Educational PsychologyNorthern Arizona University-YumaYumaUSA
  4. 4.Universidad Autonoma de Baja CaliforniaBaja CaliforniaMexico
  5. 5.Industrial Organizational Psychology DepartmentFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA
  6. 6.Universidade Catolica PortugesaLisbonPortugal
  7. 7.Lehrstuhl für Klinische Psychologie und PsychotherapieMunchenGermany
  8. 8.Webster University-LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands
  9. 9.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal
  10. 10.Institute of International Affairs and Center for Small State StudiesUniversity of IcelandVesturbærIceland
  11. 11.Université de Reims Champagne-ArdenneParisFrance
  12. 12.Licensed Clinical PsychologistWashingtonUSA

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