In 2014, the Russian Federation conducted two separate phases of operations in Ukraine. Despite substantial differences in the objectives of and methods used within the operations, it is worth noting that their natures have much in common. Both operations were planned and conducted in accordance with the doctrine followed by Gerasimov and on the basis of the concept hybrid warfare.
The formation of an Army of Europe has been discussed almost since the end of World War II, but has yet to be realized. After reading through the numerous and varied proposals over the past sixty years, the observer invariably arrives at the conclusion that all concerned parties agree: the European Union (EU) should have its own military. The Union today, taken as a whole, is an economic and cultural superpower.
This lecture presents defence budgets and budgeting from the point of view of (potentially to be) delivered defence capabilities.
Currently, lecture materials are in Bulgarian. Some of the key references are in English and openly accessible on this website.
The lecture informs on the main approaches, principles, and phases of change management, the implementation of respective plans under the impact of social and cultural factors. It discusses the waves of thinking on change in defence after the Cold war, with focus on defence transformation, smart defence, and the concept of Intelligent Complex Adaptive Systems.