With security sector reform an ever important concern, an easy to read introduction to defence management has been in high demand.
The present volume is the fruit of cooperation between DCAF and the Ministry of Defence of Estonia. I would like to thank DCAF associate senior fellows Drs. Bucur-Marcu and Tagarev for their diligent work editing this elegant volume and all contributors for their time and effort in writing articles, which do justice to their scholarship and profound expertise.
Moreover I would like to thank Mr. Lauri Lindstroem, now with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for securing the funds to make this volume possible.
Geneva, January 2009