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Analýza počtu srážkových dní a srážkových úhrnů za období 1961-2010
Ludvík, Jan
The aim of the master thesis was based on the data of the selected climatological stations to evaluate the occurrence of precipitation days in terms of their frequency and amount of rainfall for the period of fifty years (1961-2010). Literature search was carried out for studies dealing with long-term incidence of rainfall in the territory of the Czech Republic focusing on the Southern Moravia. The hypothesis, in the context of the increasing variability and climate change, was tested about the increasing number of precipitation days with lower sums (3, 5, 10 and 15 mm) for April, May and June, which are the most important months for intensive plant growth and increase in biomass. The results indicate that the change in the number of precipitation days depends on the months and has a local character. Furthermore, were tested on the selected locality without a rainfall period, here has been shown that the number of non-rainfall period increase over 15 days.
Years of Dreaming Big: Chinese Nuclear Rise and Great Power Strategic Stability
Nikolić, Luka ; Ludvík, Jan (advisor) ; Kolmaš, Michal (referee)
Great powers have almost exclusively decided the destiny of international relations. The birth, life, and death of an order have been regulated by those actors with the largest military, strategic, economic, and other capabilities. Conceptually building upon the premises of structural realism, the thesis claims that the Chinese nuclear rise is the decisive factor for the disappearance of the incumbent international system and the consequent rise of the new one, labeled as asymmetric triangular nuclear competition. This critically affects the notion of strategic stability, adjusting its characteristics for a different strategic environment. The research has twofold relevance. First, in the academic sense, it deepens a scantly treated debate on the interconnection between the management of nuclear weapons arsenal and the overall outlook of the international system. Second, in the practical sense, the study of the behavior of great powers provides an excellent foundation for policy analysis. The aforementioned is achieved in the three stages. In the beginning, the Chinese nuclear rise is considered as a set of comprehensive reforms in terms of weapons systems, military apparatus, but also doctrines and strategic concepts. After that, the nuclear rise is put in the context of Chinese silent moves from...
Estonia in the Shadow of Russian Threat: Is NATO Doing Enough to Assure Its Member?
Štěpánek, Nikos ; Ludvík, Jan (advisor) ; Karásek, Tomáš (referee)
This thesis is applying the neglected concept of assurance on assuring efforts of NATO towards Estonia. This small Baltic republic lives in a fear of conflict with its Russian neighbour which would be impossible to win without help from abroad. The author asks, whether the effort to assure Estonians, that NATO would come to help in case of conflict is successful and what can be improved. To reveal, whether Estonia is assured, the author conducted research interviews in Tallinn with Estonians from the state administration, military, academics, experts from think-tanks and journalist. To get a full picture, the author also used public opinion polls. The thesis uses the concept of assurance as it was defined by Jeffrey W. Knopf. The concept is understudied and almost not used for empirical research. Importance of assuring allies is rising in contemporary's world and this thesis is trying to fill the research gap and show a possible direction for further research on the assurance of allies. Last but not least, the author is contributing to the debate about the defence of the Baltics.
Nuclear latency and the problem of deterrence
Pažitný, Tomáš ; Ludvík, Jan (advisor) ; Bahenský, Vojtěch (referee)
Bc. Tomáš Pažitný Nuclear latency and the problem of deterrence 2020 Abstract The primary goal of the master's thesis is to uncover the actual impact of latent nuclear deterrence on the decision to avert the conflict. The thesis employs a variety of concepts, including the latent nuclear deterrence, as articulated by Matthew Fuhrmann, to ascertain which one of them plays a vital role in dissuading one country from attacking another one. The influence of respective concepts is examined on the example of two historical case studies, which form the core part of the master's thesis. The first case study presents two crises that occurred in the 1980s between Pakistan as a latent nuclear state and India as the challenging state, eventually dissuaded from the attack. The second case study is devoted to the 1965 crisis between Pakistan as a challenging state and India as a latent nuclear state. This crisis, which eventually led to the war, works as a control case study. The analysis of both cases reveals valuable findings concerning the role of latent nuclear deterrence and nuclear latency in general. Contrary to what would proponents of this weaponless deterrence believe, latent nuclear deterrence was not the central factor when the attack on the latent nuclear state was contemplated. The findings of the master's...
Anticonflict teams of police in the Czech Republic and neighboring countries focusing on large security measures
Koryčanský, Martin ; Ludvík, Jan (advisor) ; Krulík, Oldřich (referee)
Police anti-conflict teams in the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries have become an integral and important part of security measures involving large numbers of persons. Based on the statistical data resulting from their deployment, I evaluate their contribution, character and use in the course of various types of security measures from their establishment until 2019 within the internal security of the Czech Republic and maintaining the public order. I describe the current educational system of members of anti-conflict police teams, possibilities and limits of their use and possible deficiencies in this work. Last but not least, I focus on the comparison of the Czech anti conflict police team with foreign countries, not only within the European Union, but also in the Balkan countries and Ukraine. I also focus on leading and functioning of anti-conflict police teams in some Police Regional Directorates, the way of their management and coordination both during security measures and from the methodological point of view. I mention the ambitious Project Norway 3, which will bring the material equipment of team members corresponding to the 21st century. I do not forget as well the probe into the psychology of the crowd and the work of a member of the anti-conflict police team including selected...
SOCMINT - opportunities and challenges for security community
Hrudka, Tomáš ; Střítecký, Vít (advisor) ; Ludvík, Jan (referee)
SOCMINT, or Social Media Intelligence has recently become focus of security community and started to be increasingly favored intelligence gathering method. Apart from providing relevant information and its cost-effective use, main advantage is that the potential of this intelligence technique is very diverse. Due to the relatively public nature of social networks, SOCMINT was generally regarded as unproblematic. However, on closer examination, this intelligence method presents a number of risks. The interest it raised from intelligence and security services in such a short time has given way to a situation where the techniques used by SOCMINT have begun to develop without precise methodological, legal and ethical rules. If the intelligence community wants to use this tool in its full potential and without risking negative response to SOCMINT techniques from the society, a framework must be set up as soon as possible to keep SOCMINT within the proper limits. This thesis aims to examine what opportunities and challenges SOCMINT brings to security community and society and propose how to deal with them.
European migration crisis and its implications for the security of the Czech Republic
Maňák, Jiří ; Karásek, Tomáš (advisor) ; Ludvík, Jan (referee)
This thesis focuses on the topic of the European migration crisis in the period of 2013- 2018. The main goal is to determine, to what degree does the securitisation discourse in Germany meets the objective reality. The central part of the thesis is represented by the analysis of data about crime in German states. It is focused just on the data regarding the violent crime, that is because of the higher clearance rate a more significant impact of these crimes on the general mood in the society. The data are separated according to the borders of former eastern and western Germany. The result is a comparison of ongoing trends concerning the overall amount of crimes commited and the share of foreigners among the suspects. In the second part, the thesis focuses on comparing the data from the previous part with the development in the Germanys political landscape. Most notably in the case of developments of AfD, as this party is often referred to as an anti-system party. Again, the focus is on the regional differences between the former eastern and western Germany. In the last chapter, the thesis is trying to use the experience learned from eastern Germany and apply them to the Czech Republic. Eastern Germany was chosen for its relative similarities to Czechia given its history in the eastern bloc, similar...
Effectivity of Counterinsurgency in 21st century: Operational Environment of Iraq
Tomášková, Lucia ; Ludvík, Jan (advisor) ; Střítecký, Vít (referee)
This diploma theses looks at the how the counter-insurgency in modern era look like. The aim is to find out what were the forms how coalition forces altogether with central authority fought the rebels, specifically Al-Qaeda and Daesh. The country which is the thesis focused on is Iraq and its operation environment bound with ethnic and religious clashes. Due to the fact that coalition forces were forced to initiate two COIN operations in just a few years, the theses compare and contrast both counter-insurgency operation, since both were led by two partly different field manuals. The final aim is to evaluate the strategies using four criteria: legitimacy, localization, isolation, elimination. The analysis confronts two approaches to COIN, one from 2007, second one from 2014. The research question is: which one of these two counter- insurgency strategies could be seen as more effective? The theses should find out whether there are any lessons learned, and whether the approach of coalition forces to this topic evolved.
The reform of the UN Security Council: possible reform steps from the perspective of legitimacy
Dorosh, Diana ; Karlas, Jan (advisor) ; Ludvík, Jan (referee)
The UN Security Council has an irreplaceable position in the international system. However, its legitimacy has often been questioned after the Cold War. For this reason, the bachelor thesis tries to answer the question how possible reform steps can affect the legitimacy of the UNSC. I define concrete reform steps from the four reform proposals presented in the current debate on the Council's reform. With regard to that the examined proposals focus mainly on changing the SC's decision-making process, to assess the impact of reform steps on legitimacy, I evaluate whether they can meet procedural standards, which are considered to be sources of institutiona l legitimization. For my research, I choose the following procedural standards: representation, participation, transparency, accountability and avoiding the domination of the powers. Simultaneously, the analytical part of the thesis tries to consider in brief what influences the implementation of defined reform steps can have on the effectiveness of the Security Council, and whether political reform is possible at all. Thanks to this research,I conclude that only two of the five reform steps, I examined, have a chance to be implemented, and can contribute at least to a partial increase of Council's legitimacy.

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