Sunday, September 24th, 2017


  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 [...]


Threat Perception of Georgia and its Implications for Security Sector: Georgia’s Russian roulette The security sector of Georgia went through a critical test during Georgian-Russian war in 2008. The bitter experience of the August war revealed both negative and positive aspects of the country’s security system. The South Caucasus is characterized by extremely turbulent security [...]


Introduction When it comes to modern state of international relations T.J.Sinclair writes that: “[s]tates remain central actors in the world of global governance, but their claim to primacy is challenged even in traditional spheres like security” (Sinclair, 2012, p. 174). Indeed, as the nature of the security threats is changing, so does the concept of [...]


Security sector reforms (SSR) and its governance were among the new challenges for the newly independent states of the post-Soviet space, including those in the South Caucasus. After 70 years of strong control by a totalitarian or semi-totalitarian regime with powerful security forces, especially the KGB, the three newly-independent countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia [...]

Defence Planning and Resource Management: Importance of Strategic Documents for Defence Planning

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  Introduction Central and Eastern European (CEE) military forces have undergone dramatic changes in the post-communist era. All of them have conducted significant downsizing, reoriented their national security strategies and military doctrines to adapt to the post-Cold War strategic environment, and achieved essential elements of subordination to democratic political control. Three CEE states – Hungary, [...]

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 [...]

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