The lecture introduces the notion of "curse of the scale" and the need to seek economies of scale. It outlines the cooperation mechanisms in NATO and EU formats, and possble levels of cooperation and coordination in the national security sector, as well as the phases in the capability delivery process in which such coordination needs to take place.
This lecture presents the scope and the content of a defence policy, the main variables and their interrelations. The national defence policy is devised in the context of allied defence policies, the national security policy, other public policies and the respective allocation of public resources. The terms “management” and “security strategy” are also examined briefly in their relation to the formulation of defence policies. Some key references are freely available online, in English.
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.