While the police traditionally embody security, the current military presence in the streets of most big cities has led analysts to scrutinise an increasingly hazy interpretation of the concept. Several aspects may be involved in the political, diplomatic, economic, financial, social, health and environmental spheres.
The Federal Police are customarily viewed as the natural guardians of security. In the present government of Prime Minister Charles Michel, a ‘Security and Home Affairs Minister’ has even been appointed. This designation is, of course, a reference to internal security, related to public order, civil security and domestic threats.
On the other hand, the...