Czech Defence Policy Response to Dynamics in Security Environment Development


The paper assesses the conceptual framework for Czech defence policy formulation in the wake of a rapid change in its security environment after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and the subsequent Russian support for separatists in Ukraine’s eastern provinces and growing instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The article examines key measures taken in the political, military, administrative, economical and societal domains in order to evaluate the overall effectiveness of Czech defence policy. Finally, the authors offer several strategic level recommendations to enhance responsiveness and preparedness of the Czech defence system and Armed Forces as one of its most significant components both in short- and long-term perspective.

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