..:: International Conference ::..

THE COMPLEX AND DYNAMIC NATURE OF THE SECURITY ENVIRONMENT

"CAROL I" NATIONAL DEFENCE UNIVERSITY
Centre for Defence and Security Strategic Studies
 

Bucharest, Romania


 

 

SECTIONS OF THE CONFERENCE

 

 

SECTION I
COVID-19 IMPACT ON SECURITY
DESCRIPTION: biological threat; political-military, economic-financial and social consequences; hybrid aggression in the pandemic context; effects on trends in the international security environment; state and supra-state control policies and strategies; the role of international and regional organizations during the pandemic period; measures and inter-institutional cooperation in crisis management.


SECTION II
STATE AND NONSTATE ACTORS IN POWER RELATIONS
DESCRIPTION: state actors - definition, role, international recognition; nonstate actors - appearance, differentiations, objectives, legislative aspects; geopolitical context; power relations; international and regional security and defence organizations; international law and armed conflict; tensions, crises, conflicts; frozen conflicts; failed states; managing political transitions in different regions of the globe; nuclear disarmament and the proliferation phenomenon in all its aspects; the role and implications of using private security companies in the context of interstate conflicts; the diaspora and its role as an actor in supporting transformations at the regional and global level; terrorism and violent, illegitimate action.


SECTION III
SECURITY TRANSFORMATION
DESCRIPTION: stability and change in the international security environment; vulnerabilities, risks, dangers, threats; evolving security concepts; security dimensions; global climate change security and implications for international security; the economic factor and world economic re-establishment; new aspects of peace support operations; urban armed violence; migration, terrorism; the demographic factor.


SECTION IV
MILITARY HISTORY. STRATEGIC CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
DESCRIPTION: historical impact events for national/international security; strategic theory and practice; military art theory; lessons learned; the evolution of the military organization and the civil-military relations; the historical course of military education; strategic action; strategic interactions; strategic competition; alternative strategies; strategic models; strategic concepts; military strategic thinking; strategic culture; the role and importance of scientific research in society and the military.


SECTION V
STRATEGIC DEFENCE REVIEW - NATIONAL PERSPECTIVES
DESCRIPTION: constitutional and legislative aspects regarding national security and defence; country defence and national security system; defence planning documents; trends in the international security environment in the next 10-20 years; risks-threats-vulnerabilities; the evolution of armed conflicts and crises; strategic scenarios; resources and capabilities; the defence planning - operations planning relation.


SECTION VI
STRATEGIC AREAS OF INTEREST
DESCRIPTION: close proximity (Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Turkey); Wider Black Sea Region; Western Balkans; South Caucasus; Middle East and North Africa; East Asia; Central Asia; South-East Asia; the USA, etc.