..:: 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
PANDEMIC CHALLENGES 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 NON-STATE ACTORS IN POWER RELATIONS
DESCRIPTION: state actors - definition, role, international recognition; non-state 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
NATIONAL DEFENCE AND RESILIENCE
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
STRATEGIC CONCEPTS AND THEORIES
DESCRIPTION: strategic theory and practice; military art theory; 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
AREAS OF STRATEGIC 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.

SECTION VI
INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW
DESCRIPTION: the law of war; legal approach to disputes between states; regulation in international law of the armed forces use; definition and typology of armed conflicts; legal norms applicable in time of armed conflict or war (persons authorized to commit acts of hostility, the rights and obligations of combatants, prohibited methods and means of war, etc.); humanitarian protection during armed conflicts (legal instruments for the protection of victims, civilian population and property, protected categories of persons and goods, special rules, etc.); delimitation of the scope of application of the international humanitarian law; legal means to end armed conflicts; international criminal liability for violation of humanitarian law.

SECTION VII
MILITARY HISTORY
DESCRIPTION: historical impact events for national/international security; lessons learned; the evolution of the military organization and the civil-military relations; the historical course of military education; historical events that have moulded the security environment.