Sober prognoses predict that the changes that have occurred in the character of armed conflict since the end of World War II are not likely to be reversed any time soon. Conflict between states and non-state actors shall remain the dominant form of warfare, but the existential threat of high-intensity international “conventional” war shall also be present. Therefore the state’s security forces must be ready to answer two disparate violent challenges – often at the same time.

The scientific research center of the Hungarian Defence Forces General Staff, in collaboration with the National University of Public Service, organized a conference to discuss some of the controversial issues that arise from this state of affairs. to them.