..:: 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, December 7- 8, 2017

 

 

 CONFERENCE SECTIONS

 

 

SECTION I

STATE AND NONSTATE ACTORS IN 21ST CENTURY POWER RELATIONS

DESCRIPTION: geopolitical context; power relations; frozen conflicts; security organisations’ role in the 21st century international relations; security organizations and their revival; failed states; tension, crises, conflicts; political transition management in different regions of the world; nuclear disarmament and the spectrum of proliferation; role and implications of the use of private security companies in the context of interstate conflicts; diaspora and its role as an actor in supporting regional and global changes; terrorism and violent, illegitimate actions..

 

SECTION II

SECURITY TRANSFORMATION

DESCRIPTION: constancy and change in the international security environment; vulnerabilities, risks, threats; new issues in peacekeeping and peacebuilding; human security; transcultural security (east-west and north-south relations); energy security; food security; global climate change and international security implications; the economic factor and reconfiguration of the world's economy; urban armed violence; migration, demographic factor.

 

SECTION III

EVOLUTIONS IN STRATEGIC THEORY AND PRACTICE

DESCRIPTION: strategic action; strategic interactions; strategic competition; alternative strategies; strategic models; strategic concepts; military strategic thinking, strategic culture, areas of strategic interest.

 

SECTION IV

MODERNISATION OF MILITARY ORGANISATION

DESCRIPTION: dynamics of military organization transformation; combat power and its components; policy on development and sharing of military capabilities; military education; military career; armed forces reserve; military service on a voluntary basis.

 

SECTION V

CYBER CONFRONTATION

DESCRIPTION: the conceptual framework of cyber confrontation, roles and responsibilities of states and governmental international organizations; cyber security policies and strategies; cyber risks, threats and vulnerabilities; cyber deterrence, strategic and operational levels of cyber confrontation.

 

SECTION VI

ARMED FORCES AND SOCIETY

DESCRIPTION:  military organization and society; civil-military relations and the change in the military system; the religious, ethnic and cultural factor; the attributions of the military profession; the history of military art; the relevance of military actions to the achievement of the national goals.