BASIC DOCTRINAL APPROACHES TO DEFINING THE CONCEPTS “SECURITY” AND “NATIONAL SECURITY”: IN SEARCH FOR INTEGRATION
This article deals with the analysis of issues regarding the basic doctrinal approaches to understanding national security. It is determined that addressing this issue serves as the basis for sustained social development, being the dominant of societal life, security, of course, cannot remain unchanged in various conditions of its transformation, therefore its content needs constant updating, scholarly studying. The points of view of scientists on the research problem set forth in the work allow for the identification of the two main components in the content of national security: national interests (or, according to some scientists, the interests of security objects) and threats to these interests. These elements are decisive in establishing the essence of both national security as a whole and its main types.