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“Central Europe, East Europe and the Baltics: A Changing strategic landscape – four key trends” by Robert Ondrejcsák
STRATPOL’s Director as a co-editor (with professor Grigoriy Perepelitsa of Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine) of a recent publication on Central and Eastern Europe’s strategic changes and trends after the Russian invasion to Ukraine: Robert Ondrejcsák – Grigoriy Perepelitsa (eds.): “Ukraine, Central Europe and the future of European security”.
Download Mr. Ondrejcsák’s chapter – “Central Europe, East Europe and the Baltics: A Changing strategic landscape – four key trends” which covers the main recent security trends from Scandinavia to the Black Sea, including Central Europe
- Revolutionary changes of the Ukrainian public opinion in the context of strategic orientation of the country
- Widening regional engagement of Poland, with focus on relations with Romania and Sweden
- Russian military capabilities in the broader Baltic region and Finnish and Swedish reactions
- Remilitarization of the Black Sea and disappearing strategic balance.
STRATPOL’s Director as a co-author and editor of a Security Sector Handbook.
Mr. Ondrejcsák’s chapter focuses mainly on the evolution of strategic documents of the Slovak Republic prior to accession to NATO and the European Union. It describes the main goals, approach to defense and consequences of the membership in the Alliance at the level of the documents. It serves as a guide on how to transform strategic documents in a country which aspires for NATO membership and provides a glimpse back on how it has changed Slovakia’s strategic culture.
Elemír Nečej is author of four of the total seven chapters of the Handbook, including the ones on Institutions and their interaction, competences, and distribution of responsibility in the security and defense system; Armed actors in the security sector; Reform of the Armed forces of the Slovak Republic; and Development of the strategic documents of the Slovak Republic.
Beata Górka Winter’s chapter focuses on the theoretical basis of the security sector reform.
STRATPOL’s Director is also the editor of the Introduction to Security Studies, a publication co-authored by our senior staff.
The 334-page-long publication was specially prepared for the needs of Georgian Defence Academy in Gori. STRATPOL’s senior staff contributed chapters on security strategies of key global actors (Robert Ondrejcsák) and theoretical aspects of the security sector reform (Beata Górka Winter).
Robert Ondrejcsák is co-editor and General Ľubomír Bulík co-author of a book on NATO’s future operations, prepared jointly with The George Marshall Center, Garmisch Partenkirchen
The publication main focus is on the Alliance’s potential future operations, their nature, geographical scope, size as well as partnerships. Robert Ondrejcsák has authored the chapter which defines the political and strategic framework of future operations of NATO, while General Bulík contributed with a view from a small state (Slovakia), seen from a perspective of a former chief of defense staff.
Download Robert Ondrejcsák´s chapter on Political and Strategic Framework of Future Operations of NATO
STRATPOL’s Robert Ondrejcsák and Beata Górka Winter edited a publication on NATO’s future partnerships.
The publication has the ambition to offer a perspective of the Alliance´s partnerships on the global scale. Robert Ondrejcsák contributed with a chapter on the perspectives of NATO-Georgia relations, Beata Górka Winter with a chapter on the so-called global partnerships (co-authored with Bartłomiej Znojek). The book was published in cooperation with Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).