Limited Missile Defense System and its Strategic Stability Consequences


The main purpose of presented essay is to demonstrate a statement that only not deploying limited missile defence system can lead to the change of standing situation. Hence the stable strategic situation would be disturbed. Author pointed this hypothesis to the National Missile Defence (NMD) system operated by USA. Article then sums up, that not deploying NMD would disrupt contemporary strategic stability – characterized as an international system state without open war. These assumptions do not include the dynamics of the mutual relationship of any equal actors, such as United States of America and Russian Federation due to the limitations of the NMD system. From the American point of view the NMD system eliminates such threats as posed e.g. by North Korea or Iran.

10.7.2007 13:21:39 | read 6638x | Hlavacek | Full article

Transformation of the Swedish Defence Policy: from Neutrality to Non-Participation

Jan Martin ROLENC

The article deals with the change in Swedish security policy since 1814, when Sweden first declared neutrality. It analyses the position of Sweden in European security relations in the 20th century, particularly during the WW1 and WW2 and during the cold war. It comments on the Swedish security-policy doctrines of 1956, 1992 and 2002. It describes the change in Swedish security policy in the beginning of the 1990, which led to the decision to enter the EU, and it seeks the reasons for this change. It deals with Swedish security priorities in the relations with the EU (enlargement, Nordic cooperation, greater openness and crisis management), UN, NATO and WEU. Finally, it also mentions some issues related to the reform of Swedish defence policy and to the modernisation of armed forces.

10.7.2007 13:24:35 | read 8105x | Hlavacek | Full article

Nekopejte do vlastních lidí: teorie řízení vojenských schopností


Práce se zabývá otázkami řízení vojenských schopností s těžištěm v personálním managementu. Autor zdůrazňuje absenci teoretických pramenů ve sledované oblasti a některá východiska pro teorii lidských zdrojů v rozvoji vojenských schopností.

10.7.2007 13:25:59 | read 6595x | Hlavacek | Full article

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10.7.2007 13:26:51 | read 5428x | Hlavacek | Full article
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