Defence policy

Defence policy

Defence policy: scope, components, levels of ambition

A Changing Security Paradigm. New Roles for New Actors – The Russian Approach

Banasik, Mirosław. "A Changing Security Paradigm. New Roles for New Actors – The Russian Approach." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 4 (2016): 31-43.

 

Introduction

In 2014, the Russian Federation conducted two separate phases of operations in Ukraine. Despite substantial differences in the objectives of and methods used within the operations, it is worth noting that their natures have much in common. Both operations were planned and conducted in accordance with the doctrine followed by Gerasimov and on the basis of the concept hybrid war­fare.

Part 2: Force Structure 2018

Tagarev, Todor, and Valeri Ratchev. "Part 2: Force Structure 2018." In Bulgaria's Defence Policy and Force Development 2018. Sofia: Military Publishing House, 2008.
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Rapid Reaction Capability of the European Union: Taking that Last Big Step

McCray, Matthew. "Rapid Reaction Capability of the European Union: Taking that Last Big Step." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 13, no. 4 (2014): 1-24.

The formation of an Army of Europe has been discussed almost since the end of World War II, but has yet to be realized. After reading through the numerous and varied proposals over the past sixty years, the observer invariably arrives at the conclusion that all concerned parties agree: the European Union (EU) should have its own military. The Union today, taken as a whole, is an economic and cultural superpower.

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Budgeting for capabilities

This lecture presents defence budgets and budgeting from the point of view of (potentially to be) delivered defence capabilities.

Currently, lecture materials are in Bulgarian. Some of the key references are in English and openly accessible on this website.

Managing Change in Complex Organizations. The Challenges of Transformation

The lecture informs on the main approaches, principles, and phases of change management, the implementation of respective plans under the impact of social and cultural factors. It discusses the waves of thinking on change in defence after the Cold war, with focus on defence transformation, smart defence, and the concept of Intelligent Complex Adaptive Systems.

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