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Strategic year 2016 in defense
Strategic year 2016 in defense

Author(s): Dušan Fischer, Samuel Goda
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Evaluation research
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2016; foreign policy; strategic year; defense; security; NATO; ministry of defense; domestic public;
Summary/Abstract: This publication’s 2015 threat assessment listed terrorism, the migration crisis, and war in Ukraine as the main international challenges. These threats have not faded from the Euro-Atlantic region and have been joined by others – the decision of the United Kingdom to be the first country to leave the European Union, and the election of Donald Trump – a man with no prior experience of public office – to the Presidency of the United States. Both of these events have significantly intensified the expert and political debate over the question of a “European army.” Trump’s election also brought discussions as to the flexibility of the EU–USA transatlantic relationship to the forefront, while future relations between the USA and Russia remain uncertain, along with their impact on Europe. These events can be perceived as providing impulses for the revision of a given country’s defense, intelligence, and information capabilities.

  • Page Range: 59-74
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: English