China and Russia no longer perceived as top security threats, research finds

Supporters of the Fridays for Future climate action movement, including one holding a sign depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Berlin, Germany.

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China and Russia are now seen as less of a threat to Western populations than a year ago as public concern focuses on non-traditional risks such as mass migration and radical Islam, according to new research.

Public perception of traditional hard security risks is still higher now than three years ago, but has fallen since 2022, the year Russia invaded Ukraine, according to survey results from the Munich Security Index 2024.

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