The 2017 Vienna Conference on Strategy

The 2017 Vienna Conference on Strategy

Posted: 2017-05-31 Category: EMPA news

ÖMZ-EMPA Conference

Re-thinking Strategy - Can Strategy Be Taught?

Structure and Content of a Subject Called Strategic Thinking

at the Austrian National Defence Academy, Vienna

27 June 2017 – 30 June 2017

Conflicts and wars of crisis zones 2015/2016 (2)

Conflicts and wars of crisis zones 2015/2016 (2)

Posted: 2016-08-01 Category: EMPA article awards

ABSTRACT: The events of 2015 did not bring peace or calm development process any closer in the world: fighting with an increasing number of actors continued in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, enmities are permanent in the Middle East, North and Central Africa, a war of brothers goes on between Slavic states in East Ukraine; terrorist acts are carried out all over the world, which sees religious, ethnic, tribal, and territorial wars, uncontrolled mass migration; uncontrolled terror-migration; all these events are further complicated with environmental disasters. What conclusions can be drawn from the events of the year 2015 and what can be expected from 2016 (and the next period of time) in the field of – more – successful conflict and crisis management? These are the questions which the author wishes to answer in his comprehensive analysis.

Conflicts and wars of crisis zones 2015/2016 (1)

Conflicts and wars of crisis zones 2015/2016 (1)

Posted: 2016-08-01 Category: EMPA article awards

ABSTRACT: The events of 2015 did not bring peace or calm development process any closer in the world: fighting with an increasing number of actors continued in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen, enmities are permanent in the Middle East, North and Central Africa, a “brother war” goes on between Slavic states in East Ukraine; terrorist acts are carried out all over the world, which sees religious, ethnic, tribal, and territorial wars, uncontrolled mass migration; uncontrolled terror-migration; all these events are further complicated with environmental disasters. What conclusions can be drawn from the events of the year 2015 and what can be expected from 2016 (and the next period of time) in the field of – more – successful conflict and crisis management? These are the questions which the author wishes to answer in his comprehensive analysis. 

Combating PTSD with computers

Combating PTSD with computers

Posted: 2016-07-29 Category: EMPA article awards

The experts of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb have co-operated intensively with renowned international universities related to combat stress, particularly the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in soldiers/combatants. They have gradually gained new findings in computer technology and its application in treating psychological problems...

Awards Ceremony

Awards Ceremony

Posted: 2016-05-20 Category: EMPA news

Awards Ceremony

On May 13 in the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Latvia  an awards ceremony was held, marking the 26th anniversary of Restoration of Independence of Latvia. During the event people from Ministry of Defence, its subordinated institutions and Latvian National armed forces were awarded.

They Have Earned Esteem

They Have Earned Esteem

Posted: 2016-02-11 Category: EMPA editorials

“To us, service of the nation means the same as the service of mankind, since our highest aim cannot be anything else but to protect life and peace, the fundamental rights of mankind. In this spirit, we support NATO, our Alliance through our service, professional experience, work and resources” – said Tamás Vargha, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, Deputy Minister in a speech delivered on the HDF 59th “Dezső Szentgyörgyi” Air Base on 18 January. 

The Hejce Tragedy Occurred Ten Years Ago

The Hejce Tragedy Occurred Ten Years Ago

Posted: 2016-02-11 Category: EMPA editorials

Speaking at a commemoration held in the village in Borsod-Abaúj Zemplén County on Tuesday, January 19, President of Hungary János Áder said that together with the tragic ending, the life of those soldiers who died in an air disaster of a Slovak military plane that crashed 10 years ago near Hejce can be held up as an example to everyone.

Master Sergeant Receives Ministerial Award

Master Sergeant Receives Ministerial Award

Posted: 2016-02-11 Category: EMPA editorials

On 3 December 2015, Minister of Defence Dr. István Simicskó awarded the Silver Grade of the “Service Medal” to US Army Master Sergeant Matthew B. Ott, the senior enlister officer at the Embassy of the United States Office of the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché.