National Security Strategies

National Security Strategies

Giorgi Muchaidze

Executive Director of the Atlantic Council of Georgia (promoting Georgia’s integration into NATO) in 2011, Deputy Minister of Defence of Georgia from 2007 to 2009., Head of Department of International Relations and NATO integration of the Georgian Ministry of Defense (2006 – 2007), Senior Advisor to the Georgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1997 – 2005)

Batu Kutelia

Deputy Minister of Defense of Georgia (2006-2008), Georgian Ambassador to the United States (2009-2011), Honored teacher of the Institute of McCain


The course will help to understand the issues of construction of the agenda of the day of the state in matters of national security. He explains the concept of “reasonable force» (smartpower) and its practical application, including the situation with a hybrid war. Specially designed simulation included in the course will help students to better understand the advantages of different strategies chosen to address national security concerns. On the last day of the course, students will be able to apply and try out the knowledge gained to listen to a lecture, through the simulation of the meeting of the Government of Ukraine to develop a policy strategy of national security of Ukraine.


To provide an understanding of the anatomy of international security and its multi-vector nature. He pushes and develops answers to the four most fundamental security questions: What is security? Whose security? What can be considered a security issue? How to achieve security? Students will be presented with the main model theoretically in the field of security research and actual case studies that show how these theories are used in real life.


The course lasts one week and is divided into 3 lectures. Each lecture lasts 3 hours 15-minute break. The course includes presentations, interactive discussions, case studies and simulations.

Expected Result:

The acquisition of critical thinking skills and the ability to critically analyze the challenges to national security and to choose the strategy for addressing security challenges effectively. Basic skills of formulating security policies on specific issues of national security and to build a consensus around a negotiation and compromise. Confidence in the discharge of their civic responsibility by engaging in discussions on national security in the public policy level.


Lecture 1. The theoretical model of national security
Lecture 2. SmartPower (smart power) – in the search for a balance between hard and soft power
Lecture 3. Simulation strategic meeting of the Government of Ukraine to develop a policy of national security strategy of Ukraine

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