One Hundred Years have Passed since the Founding of Vojenské Rozhledy Journal


The theoretical journal Vojenské rozhledy was founded in 1920. Its publishing was interrupted twice, but it has continued until now. The aim of the article is to evaluate the importance of the journal for development of the military and security theory and practice and to reflect on its possible future. Attention is paid to the focus of the magazine during the Czechoslovak First Republic. The article also deals with the attempt to issue Vojenské rozhledy during the Second World War and unsuccessful efforts to restore it after 1945. The article also deals with the circumstances of publishing and aiming of the magazine Vojenská mysl, which replaced Vojenské rozhledy in the period 1950–1991. Since 1992 it has been continuously published under the original name Vojenské rozhledy. The author concluded in his analysis that, despite the changed conditions, which make it difficult to publish theoretical journals in general, the Vojenské rozhledy are irreplaceable in the Czech conditions.

Dr. Vladimír Karaffa, (Col. Ret.), born in 1950, he graduated from the Military University of Ground Forces (VVŠ PV) Vyškov, postgraduate studies at the Military Academy Brno, Marshall Centre in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, General Staff Course at the Military Academy Brno. During his professional military career he held a number of logistic, commanding and pedagogical positions. He worked at the Operational Art Research Institute (IVOU) Brno and at the Defence Studies Institute (ÚOS) in Praha-Braník, as well as in leading positions at the former Division of Defence Planning MoD (SOP MO). For three years he worked at the NATO Joint Headquarters Centre, Operational Command, Heidelberg, Germany, from 2003 the Chief of the Doctrine Centre of the Training and Doctrine Directorate,‎ (SpD ŘeVD) Vyškov. In 2007 his professional military career was concluded. Afterwards he worked as the head of the Section of Strategic Abilities and the Section of Strategic Analyses, Defence Policy and Strategy Division of MoD (SOPS MO), finally he held the position of director and recently that of analyst of the Centre for Security and Military Strategic Studies (CBVS), University of Defence Brno. Chairman of the Vojenské rozhledy editorial board.

Country: Czech Republic


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