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.

The Concept of Deterrence and its Applicability in the Cyber Domain

Fischer, Manuel. "The Concept of Deterrence and its Applicability in the Cyber Domain." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 18, no. 1 (2019): 69-92.

Introduction

Speaking about deterrence in the 21st century feels like excavating remnants of a bygone era. With the advent of nuclear technologies and mainly during the Cold war, deterrence was a topic not only for politicians and academia but also shaped the daily lives of millions, no matter which side of the ‘blocks’ they belonged to. Since then, deterrence diminished its presence in the public perception together with the nuclear arsenals of the great powers.

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Beyond Punishment: Deterrence in the Digital Realm

Kerttunen, Mika. "Beyond Punishment: Deterrence in the Digital Realm." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 18, no. 1 (2019): 61-68.

he Comfortable Laziness of Deterrence Theory

Can anything new and meaningful be said of deterrence? Not necessarily starting from Hermocrates of Syracuse, any analysis of deterrence has at least to notice that deterrence, narrowly understood, refers to a threat of punishment.[1] At the same, it should be noted that a wider reading acknowledges two aspects of deterrence: punishment and denial.

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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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Theory and Current Practice of Deterrence in International Security

Tagarev, Todor. "Theory and Current Practice of Deterrence in International Security." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 18, no. 1 (2019): 5-10.

Deterrence has been practiced over the centuries to dissuade an opponent considering a coercive course of action, e.g., an armed attack. The concept became subject of rigorous debates with the advent of the nuclear weapons. By the 1960s, the works by Bernard Brodie,[1] Herman Kahn,[2] Glenn H. Snyder,[3] Thomas C.

Britain and the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union

Tsertsvadze, Irina. "Britain and the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union." Connections: The Quarterly Journal 16, no. 3 (2017): 73-86.

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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.

From Wales to Warsaw and Beyond: NATO’s Strategic Adaptation to the Russian Resurgence on Europe’s Eastern Flank

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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