Defense policy and planning

Balancing Defense and Civil Support Tasks: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Bulgarian Military’s Roles

Tagarev, Todor. "Balancing Defense and Civil Support Tasks: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Bulgarian Military’s Roles." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 19, no. 2 (2020): 61-76.

Introduction

The Bulgarian armed forces, just like the armed forces in many other countries, have three main roles: defense of the sovereignty and the national territory, contribution to international peace and security, and contribution to internal security, particularly in times of crises. In peacetime, the third of these roles is most visible to society. The military contribution during the Covid-19 pandemic makes no exception.

Deterrence and Defense at the Eastern Flank of NATO and the EU: Readiness and Interoperability in the Context of Forward Presence

Shalamanov, Velizar, Pavel Anastasov, and Georgi Tsvetkov. "Deterrence and Defense at the Eastern Flank of NATO and the EU: Readiness and Interoperability in the Context of Forward Presence." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 18, no. 1 (2019): 25-42.

NATO Presence in Eastern Europe after the Changes of 1989 [1]

The elaboration in this article is based on developments of multinational formations in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)/South Eastern Europe (SEE), improving their interoperability and readiness through multinational projects, especially in the area of Communications and Information (C&I), and adequate education and training, including exercises.

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Towards More Effective Cooperation? The Role of States in Shaping NATO-EU Interaction and Cooperation

Aghniashvili, Tinatin. "Towards More Effective Cooperation? The Role of States in Shaping NATO-EU Interaction and Cooperation." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 4 (2016): 67-90.

 

Introduction

In the 21st century the international system faces extremely dynamic, multifac­eted and complex threats and challenges which require a comprehensive and holistic approach to be tackled. There are no purely military or civilian solutions to the challenges; combination and rational use of the existing capabilities by the institutions and states seems to be the only option leading to a more peaceful world.

The Relevance of Clausewitz’s Theory of War to Contemporary Conflict Resolution

Čajić, Jasmin. "The Relevance of Clausewitz’s Theory of War to Contemporary Conflict Resolution." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 15, no. 1 (2016): 72-78.
 

It is not what we have thought, but rather how we have thought it, that we consider to be our contribution to theory.

Tiha von Ghyczy, Bolko von Oetinger, and Christopher Bassford [1]

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The Art of Shaping Defense Policy: Scope, Components, Relationships (but no Algorithms)

Tagarev, Todor. "The Art of Shaping Defense Policy: Scope, Components, Relationships (but no Algorithms)." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 5, no. 1 (2006): 15-34.

In 1999–2000, I taught the first defense planning course at the “G.S. Rakovski” Defense and Staff College in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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