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THE VITAL REFORM OF THE COMPONENTS OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AND ANTI-CORRUPTION SECTORS OF UKRAINE SO FAR IS ONLY ON PAPER

Victor Hvozd

In the last five years, in the context of Russia’s “hybrid” war against Ukraine, many approaches to the organization, activity, legislative support and necessary changes in a wide range of national security and defense in Ukraine have changed dramatically. Many approaches really have changed, but not all of them. With the creation of new anti-corruption bodies, which for the first time in the history of the state, formed, so to speak, the anti-corruption sector of national security — the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU), the National Anti-Corruption Agency, the State Bureau of Investigation (DBR) — there is an urgent need to reform the main body of this sector — the Security Service of Ukraine

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Analysis of Threats to the National Security of Germany

2018 Annual Report of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV)   Serhiy Polyovyk The institution responsible for internal security and timely and effective counteraction to threats in Germany is the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitutions (BfV). This is one of the secret services that performs counter-intelligence tasks and collects information about spyware that is being conducted on the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany in favor of other countries. June 27, 2019, Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany, Horst Seehofer and President of the BfV Thomas Haldenwang, issued a BfV document entitled “The 2018 Report on the Protection of the Constitution”. Traditionally,…

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Modern, Strong and Reliable Intelligence — a Strong State

Today is the time when the state should, at last, pay attention to such an extremely important state instrument as intelligence. It is of vital importance in today’s complex world, especially for Ukraine. The attitude to the Intelligence in Ukraine is still the Soviet one, or as it is also called the “sovok” approach — as to something super secret and mysterious, which is often very beneficial to the authorities, therefore sometimes it prompts them to use intelligence for other agendas or to use it ineffectively, when the intelligence service is assessed from the point of view of its leader’s personal commitment, and not on the results of the work, and also quite often on the principle…

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Authority of Austria’s Intelligence — In Ambiguo

The Role and Risks of the Activities of National Intelligence Services of the EU Countries in Achieving Political Goals   Serhiy Polyovyk The scandal caused by the Austrian intelligence services remains front and centre in the mind of European analysts in security, defense and special services of the EU. It broke into the open when European counterparts put forward reasonable suspicions against the Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (BVT) because of Austria’s over-loyalty to Russia. These suspicions are also confirmed by links between the right-wing radical parliamentary Freedom Party…

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To Fight Against Terrorism in a New Way

Roman Kot The new security realm in the current, multifaceted world keeps generating new threats and challenges, including in the fight against terrorism. This, in turn, obliges relevant special services to constantly modify and change the forms and methods of their work in order to minimize the risk of a terrorist threat. Ukraine in this regard is no exception: on March 5, 2019, Ukrainian President P. Poroshenko approved the new Concept of the Fight Against Terrorism.   What caused the need for change? …The need to revise the principles of the fight against terrorism in Ukraine has been spoken about…

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