doi:10.3849/1802-7199

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LAGGING COLOSSUS OR A MATURE CYBER-ALLIANCE?

20 Years of Cyber Defence in NATO

Tomáš MAĎAR

The article presents NATO as a self-aware and confident organisation that takes measured steps to enhance the cyber security of the Alliance as a whole. I reassert the notion that in spite of cyber defence not featuring on the top of the agenda in the early 2000s due to the effects of 9/11, the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the 2004 NATO enlargement process, after the 2007 attacks on Estonia and their post-mortem analysis the Alliance has been able to define priorities for this particular area and to significantly decrease the deficit by taking substantial but measured steps to rectify the situation it found itself in. The summits of 2014, 2016 and 2018 are identified as the most important in terms of NATO’s development in this area.

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POLAND’S ARMED FORCES IN NATO

Two Decades of Transformation

Eugeniusz CIEŚLAK

The article discusses the changes in Poland’s Armed Forces resulting from Poland’s membership to NATO. The article attempts to assess how the membership in NATO influenced the transformation of the organization, personnel, education and training as well as technical modernization of Poland’s Armed Forces. The article addresses the situation prior to the NATO membership, the transformation that took place during the first decade in NATO and the changes that took place during the second decade of the membership. Special attention has been given to the post-2014 period.

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SETTING THE CATEGORICAL HYDRA ABLAZE

Applying Clausewitz to the Fallacies of War Categorisation

Samuel ŽILINČÍK

This research aims to expose the fallacious thinking which enables some of the categories of war to proliferate despite their questionable analytical usefulness. For this purpose, the author uses the method of theoretical analysis. These are the confusion about the nature of war and peace, the emphasis on novelty, and the attempts to capture war as a static phenomenon. The fallacies identified are the prevalence of legalistic lenses over strategic lenses, the false equivalence between military and non-military instruments, the ignorance of the empirical evidence, the ignorance of the dynamic nature of war and the neglect of the adversary as a crucial component of war.

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