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Vývoj zahraničných a bezpečnostných politík stredoeurópskych štátov

Visegrad Experience: Security and Defence Cooperation in the Western Balkans

With the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Introduction A difficult economic situation provoking a greater pooling of resources and experience sharing has in recent years created the preconditions for the strengthening of security and defence cooperation between the Visegrad Four (V4) countries. Mutual military cooperation creates [...]


  Slovakia has during the twenty years since its establishment passed admirable changes in many areas. It has changed from a post-communist country, which had as a part of the Czech-Slovak Federative Republic been struggling with its feelings of inferiority and political and economic insignificance, to a stable and established member of the European Union and [...]


Threat perception and its implications for security sector As is believed by Polish expert community and expressed in the most important documents including security threat assessments, in a short-term perspective Poland will not face any major or dramatic shift in its security environment, both in a regional as well as global dimension (see National Security [...]

Czech Republic

This chapter aims to observe the security sector reform in the former Czechoslovak Republic and one of its successors, the Czech Republic. It begins with the overview of the transition process which was characterized by the efforts to rapidly abandon the system based on internal control of the Communist Party and external control provided by [...]


Introduction This study intends to provide a comprehensive overview of the security sector reform in Hungary, addressing both the police and military aspects. The analysis is prepared in the framework of the research project led by the Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA), supported by the International Visegrad Fund. The aim of the [...]

10 Years of Energy Policy in Slovakia

  Introduction The history of SlovakRepublic’s energy policy is rather short. After the split of the federation with CzechRepublic, the government of independent SlovakRepublic already in August 1993[1] approved the Energy policy concept of the Slovak Republic up to 2005. The second updated version of this concept was approved in September 1997[2] when government tasked [...]

Reformy ozbrojených síl Slovenskej republiky nielen ako podmienka integrácie do NATO

  “We trained hard, but any time our groups should have come over to practical activities, we had to reorganize. It was only in my more mature age I came to the piece of knowledge that we have the leaning to face each new situation by a reorganization – it is a unique method for producing an illusion [...]

Skúsenosti Slovenska z budovania civilno-vojenských vzťahov

  Štúdium problematiky demokratického riadenia a verejnej (civilnej) kontroly ozbrojených síl[1] má dlhoročnú tradíciu a od päťdesiatych rokov 20. storočia sa jej venoval celý rad teoretikov civilno-vojenských vzťahov. Za zakladateľa civilno-vojenských vzťahov, ako politicko-vednej disciplíny je považovaný Samuel Huntington a to na základe jeho práce „The Soldier and the State“, ktorá bola zverejnená v roku 1957. V nej Huntington predstavil základný [...]

Maďarská republika a iracká kríza

  Najdôležitejším faktorom, ktorý približne od polovice roku 2002 determinoval rozhodnutia relevantných aktérov globálneho bezpečnostného prostredia ako aj medzinárodné vzťahy, bola iracká kríza. Aj keď z hľadiska geografického bola  táto kríza pomerne vzdialená od Strednej Európy, vrátane Maďarskej republiky, kvôli zaangažovanosti najdôležitejších aktérov vo sfére bezpečnostnej politiky – ktorí sú zároveň aj najdôležitejšími partnermi MR – a dôsledkom [...]

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