History of the Serbian and Yugoslav Army in the 19 and 20th Century
2008.

„History of the Serbian and Yugoslav Army in the 19 and 20th Century“ is a long-term project of the Military History Department of the Strategic Research Institute. The project has a goal, besides the reconstruction of Serbian and Yugoslav army war preparations and warfare, to process the organizational development of the armed forces, interconnection of the armed forces and society as its component, as well as the influence of the armed forces on the social processes, including its modernization. In the spirit of contemporary trends in military historiography, the basic idea is to watch the causes and tendencies of warfare events from military, economic, social, and political-historical point of view, as well as during the time of peace which is just the preparation period between two wars, and where often the causes of success and failure on the battlefield are underlying. So far, within this project, the researchers of the Military History Department published over 30 scientific-research articles in domestic and foreign professional magazines, as well as five books: "The 1953-1954 Balkan Pact Journal", Slavica Ratkovic-Kostic, PhD; "Europeanization of the Serbian Army from 1878 – 1903", Slavica Ratkovic-Kostic, PhD; "Collection of Texts from the International Scientific Conference “Balkan Pact 1953/54”", Dmitar Tasic, M.Sc.; "The War after the War. The Kingdom of Serbs, Croatians and Slovenians’ Armed Forces in Kosovo and Metohija and Macedonia, 1918-1920", Dmitar Tasic, M.Sc.; "The Automobile in the Serbian Armed Forces 1908-1918", Dalibor Denda, M.Sc. Within the project, from November 13th to 16th, 2008, the international scientific meeting „First World War – 90 Years Later“ was organized.

Serbian Armed Forces’ and MoD Members’ Opinions about Military Reform and Security Integration
2008.

The Strategic Research Institute’s project “Serbian Armed Forces’ and MoD Members’ Opinions about Military Reform and Security Integration” started with the idea to investigate the opinions of professional members of the MoD and SAF about the character, intensity, and quality of implemented reforms of the defense system and SAF, as well as about the directions and argumentation for involvement of Serbia in security integrations. The information about this will provide for the defense system management more exact insight to the internal public opinion, and conclusions which have to show if there is a support and compliance with the reform steps implemented over last years, and what it is like. Field research has been done from April 21st to 25th, 2008, on the sample of 927 MoD and SAF members. Statistical review of examinees’ answers, together with Technical Report, were delivered to decision makers in the defense system. Research team suggested that the systematic research of MoD and SAF members’ opinion about military reform process and security integrations should be continued twice a year with the same questionnaire.

The System of Values of the Serbian Armed Forces – Facilitator or Obstacle for Security Integration
2008.

Strategic Research Institute wants to provide for decision makers the empirical reliance for creation of security and defense conception, through the research of value orientations of MoD and SAF members, especially regarding the issue of compliance with the decisions about security integrations. From October 28th to 31st, 2008, researchers of the Strategic Research Institute conducted a field research of 1,700 examinees from the MoD and SAF. Until the end of the year, based on the analysis of given data, the preliminary report will be finished.

Defense system of the Republic of Serbia in combating contemporary terrorism
2007.

The results of this research is possible to apply in capacitating the defense system, and the society as a whole, for systematic, expert, professional, and constant combat against terrorism, with building appropriate forms, methods, and modalities of combating.
The Influence of Information about the Military Profession on High School Students for Education in the Military Academy
2006.

The results can be used in the MoD’s Department for Education and HR Department, as well as all parts of the MoD and GS considered with selection and projection of human resources.
International Conference “Women in the Army”
2006.

Results can be permanently applied for projection of the model for engagement of the women in the Armed Forces.
Evaluation of the Serbian Armed Forces’ Morale in Contemporary Conditions
2007.

Head of the project: Col. Jan Marcek, PhD; Completed: 2007. Results are being implemented in the General Staff HR Sector and Defense Inspectorate.
Review of Scientific Research conducted at the SRI, 1977 – 2008.
2007.



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