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Border Barriers in the Modern World: Factors Contributing to Barrier-building Practices in the post-1945 World
Mičko, Branislav ; Riegl, Martin (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
The number of border barriers has increased rapidly in the last decades. These barriers appeared between the wealthy and the poor, between the stable and those ridden by civil wars, between traditional military rivals and even between partners in the integration process. This suggests that a complex theory is necessary to explain the phenomenon of border barrier building. The presented work aims to provide an answer to the question of why states build border barriers by the use of Schmitt's theory of state based on nomos, sovereignty and political unity in interaction with globalization. This theory served as a framework for establishing the independent variables, namely challenges to land-appropriation, challenges to sovereignty from military threat, challenges to sovereignty from cross-border ethnic group, challenges to political unity from irregular mass migration and finally challenges to political unity from terrorism. These were then tested using regression analysis with number of border barriers constructed by a state serving as a dependent variable. The results suggest that states that often face challenges to land-appropriation, to sovereignty coming from politicised cross-border ethnic groups and to political unity from irregular mass migration build more border barriers than those that...
Germany as a civilian power after its engagement in Operation Enduring Freedom
Ristemiová, Linda ; Kučera, Tomáš (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
The main subject of this thesis is the status of Germany as a civilian power after its engagement in the war against terrorism, most importantly its engagement in the Operation Enduring Freedom. It is based on the theory of civilian power, mainly on the publications of Hanns Maull and other authors, that worked with this theory later. The following empirical analysis describes particular engagement of Germany in Operation Enduring Freedom. Thesis further discusses political discourse, the discussion in the media and process of the approval of German mandate in the operation. The thesis also mentions German engagement in ISAF, as these two operations were happening simultaneously and it can help the reader understand the difference between them, as well as the controversy of Enduring Freedom, which is the main subject of this thesis. Historical context of Germany as a civilian power and its shift from civilian politics in the 90s helps to establish final arguments. As per theoretical and empirical analysis I point out, that Germany definitely shifted itself from civilian politics, however not entirely. I also take into account the fact that international position of Germany changed rapidly compared to previous century. Therefore the shift from civilian politics is natural development.
Security Policy of Neutral States After 9/11: Comparison of Selected European Countries
Vlček, Tomáš ; Karásek, Tomáš (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
This bachelor's thesis compares Switzerland, Austria and Sweden as European neutral states and their activity in security policy. There are two dimensions for the comparison: peacekeeping dimension and counter-terrorism dimension. The time interval begins with the terrorist 9/11 attacks and continues to the present. In peacekeeping dimension the main focus is on contribution of units to peacekeeping missions. In counter-terrorism dimension the main focus is on strategy of global war on terror and strategy of combating terrorism. The result of this thesis is either confirmation or refutation of hypothesis about relationship between attitude to neutrality and activity in security policy. The assumption of this comparative study is that state with codified neutrality which is also mentioned in its foreign-security strategy is less active than state with non-codified neutrality not mentioned in its foreign-security strategy.
Comparative analysis of proxies in the Syrian conflict
Janoš, Ondřej ; Doboš, Bohumil (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
The thesis examines the engagement of the external actors in the Syrian civil war. It is focusing on five main internal actors of the conflict. Using the Heraclide method it is evaluating engagement intensity of the external actors in the conflict. Together with the examination of the external players engagement the thesis is also focusing on the relations ship between the external actor and his proxy group in Syria. I examine how the international players changed their strategy or proxy groups during the time.
Reforms of the ACZ after the NATO accession (comparison with selected armies)
Křikava, Richard ; Kofroň, Jan (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
This bachelor's thesis, Reforms of the ACZ after the NATO accession (comparison with selected armies), concerns with development of armies of Czech Republic, Poland and Finland after Cold war. Goals of this thesis are to find out which reforms ACZ undergone after joining NATO, if these reforms are present in other armies, especially in case of Armed forces of Republic of Poland and if membership in NATO decreases combat ability of member armies. Attention will be focused especially on state of armies after joining NATO. The work will analyze the development of military reforms of each army. Based on this analysis, the impact of reforms on armies in question will be evaluated and the combat capabilities of the armies in connection with NATO will be assessed.
The first and second war in the Gulf: significance of the technological superiority in modern warfare
Zuna, Dominik ; Kofroň, Jan (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
This bachelor thesis is focused on role of modern technology in outcome of first and second Gulf war (1991 and 2003 respectively). Thesis is evaluating the role of technological advantage on the battlefield, skill difference between actors, role of air force, air supremacy and psychological and moral factors. Main goal of thesis is to compare the importance of all those factors in relation to the outcome of conflict(s) and review main theoretical approaches that offers explanation of how and why the conflicts ended the way they did. Both war campaings are thoroughly analyzed and compared against each other and confronted with the specific theories. Main discovery is, that the great results were caused by synergistic relation mainly between skill, technology and air support. Special chapter about practical and policy implications for AČR (Army of Czech Republic) is located at the end of thesis.
Comparative study of Military effectiveness of Kurds and Iraqi Army in fight against Islamic State
Porembská, Kateřina ; Kofroň, Jan (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
Tématem této bakalářské práce je srovnání vojenské efektivity irácké armády a jednotek Iráckého Kurdistánu, pešmergů, v letech 2014 až 2016. Práce se nejprve zabývá existujícími teoriemi a přístupy vojenské efektivitě. Dále na základě porovnání průběhu bitev obou ozbrojených složek proti IS a stanovení poměru mezi způsobenými a utrpěnými ztrátami stanovuje, jak efektivní tyto ozbrojené síly obecně jsou a následně jak se liší ve vztahu jed proměnné popsaných teorií, pomocí nichž vysvětluje rozdíl ve vojenské efektivitě pešmergů práci zjišťuje, že lze vojenskou efektivitu obou zkoumaných ozbrojených sil považovat za nízkou, ale efektivita pešmergů je ve zmíněném období komparativně vyšší. V práci byla použita synchronní komparativní metoda za využití odborné literatury věnu
Hybrid Warfare, Wars, and Threats: A Conceptual Analysis
Bahenský, Vojtěch ; Kofroň, Jan (advisor) ; Ludvík, Jan (referee)
This thesis strives to raise and answer three questions about the concept of hybrid warfare: What concepts of hybrid warfare exist so far? How similar or different are they? How useful are they from conceptual standpoint? The questions are answered by a conceptual analysis consisting of survey of existing concepts, their comparison and detailed evaluation of two of them on the basis of criteria of conceptualization. The answers revealed several important issues of the concept. Firstly, there are too many different concepts of hybrid warfare, often formulated with insufficient care for previous debates and already established concepts. Secondly, the formulated concepts of hybrid warfare are often different to a degree, which calls into question the claim, that all of them are trying to capture the same phenomenon. Lastly, even the better elaborated of the hybrid warfare concepts seem to be rather poorly conceptualized and not very useful. These three answers together cast shadow of doubt on the currently popular concept of hybrid warfare. The results of this work call for more careful thinking on whether and how the use of this concept is helping or hurting both our understanding of contemporary conflicts and our defence efforts against contemporary threats.

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