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Redefinition of Sweden's security policy at the turn of millennium
Malina, Václav ; Weiss, Tomáš (advisor) ; Váška, Jan (referee)
This thesis verifies a statement that the specific Swedish security policy of military non- alignment, reformulated from a policy of neutrality after the end of the Cold War, was compatible with Sweden's involvement in the European integration structures between 1990 and 2009. Compatibility is assessed based on a definition of military non-alignment, consisting of a general condition of non-participation in military alliances, or in other words the non- existence of mutual security guarantees, as well as two specific Swedish conditions, independent foreign policy and resistance to common defence. Regarding independent foreign policy, EU's CFSP retained unanimous decisions about basic outline and did not violate Sweden's independence in this field. Concerning resistance to common defence, CSDP did not lead to mutual security guarantees or a unified army. Even further away from this is NATO's Partnership for Peace programme. Solidarity Declaration and Lisbon Treaty constituted a threat to Sweden's military non-alignment, yet the country insisted it decided about the military assistance to other countries on its own. Nordic and Nordic-Baltic defence cooperation did not endanger Sweden's specific policy. Instead, it proved that the functional approach to security policy, applied by Nordic countries, is...
The Czech Republic Preparation to Enter the NATO between 1993-1999
Stárek, Ondřej ; Anděl, Petr (advisor) ; Handl, Vladimír (referee)
This thesis deals with the preparation of the Czech Republic to enter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, the Alliance) with an emphasis on the years 1993 - 1999, especially in terms of foreign policy, domestic policy and external security. The study aims to describe the effort of the Czech Republic to join NATO and outline the conditions that had to be met during the preparation for the accession to the Alliance. Also, the study looks for contradictions that appeared during the process and tries to identify them. At the same time, it presents an outline of international relations in the second half of the 20th century which are fundamental to understanding the effort of the Czech Republic to become a full member of NATO. The questions that the author asks are: "What events significantly affected the preparation of the Czech Republic to enter NATO" and "What stances and differences in foreign policy and domestic policy in the Czech Republic accompanied the process?" This work should provide answers on the basis of theoretical knowledge and personal testimonies of direct participants in the accession process whom the author addressed.