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PEDRO RAÚL VILLAGRA DELGADO is Coordinator for Strategic Projects in Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A career diplomat, he joined the Argentine Foreign Service as Third Secretary, after graduating with honors from the Argentine Foreign Service Institute in 1978. From 1980-88, Ambassador Villagra served at the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations and from 1992-96 as Consul General in London. At the Foreign Ministry in Buenos Aires, he served as head of the Division for International Security, Nuclear, and Space Affairs at the Legal Advisers Office from 1996-2001. In 2001, he was appointed as Chief of Cabinet to the Foreign Minister. He has participated and headed numerous Argentine delegations to international negotiations and conferences. Ambassador Villagra teaches public international law at the University of Buenos Aires and lectures and writes on matters relating to international security, nonproliferation, and disarmament. He received his law degree from the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman Law School and obtained a Master in Laws (LLM) in public international law at King’s College, University of London.
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Authored by Ambassador Pedro Villagra Delgado, Dr. Luiz Bitencourt, Major General Henry Medina Uribe.
There is a lack of a common view regarding precisely "What is a threat?" and "What is security?" which is the heart of the stability problem in Latin America. These authors acknowledge that the traditional definition of security and threat is no longer completely valid.