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The Impact of the Security Environment on the Defence Strategies of Small and Medium States
The Impact of the Security Environment on the Defence Strategies of Small and Medium States

Author(s): Ioana Rieber
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Summary/Abstract: The dynamic of regional and global changes implies the existence of strategies that allow the streamlining of the activity of defence and security structures. Depending on the risks, vulnerabilities and threats that must be approached militarily or non-militarily, the medium and small states have drafted strategic documents, taking into account the internal and external dimension of security. Their security depends on a great extent on external factors, the turbulences from the international system posing a serious challenge for a small state. If small and medium states are placed in the vicinity of a great revisionist, undemocratic power, its security can be achieved only by creative strategies. The emphasis is therefore laid on the existence of flexible and powerful military capabilities, necessary to identify and counter the threats and on membership of alliances/coalitions of alliances.

  • Page Range: 302-309
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English