الكلمات الرئيسة : Developments of European security
مجلة دراسات اقلیمیة,
السنة 9, العدد 30, الصفحة 189-220
The concept of European security witnessed variables mission that began since the Westphalia, which established a new concept in international relations was based on the sovereignty of States, and founded the balance of power, and played the European countries a key role in international security, when Europe was controlled by the balance of world powers until the outbreak of World War II, but global balance of power after the war moved from the European continent to the outside, and even became a European security, however, the two Soviet and American cold War period, and then took another twist on the European Security after the Cold War, representing the transition from the world when he was European security means security of international to the continental European security is no longer refers to international security, the concept of the sovereignty of States, founded by the Conference of Westphalia "thing" of the past.
There is a paradox in European thought on this issue, after the First World War began to Europe is looking to get rid of its recent past based on the glorification of force and arms, but after the American hegemony, seems more nostalgic to look for defensive capabilities confirming their presence in the vision of twenty-first century.