UDC 327+355.02
Biblid: 0025‐8555, 69(2017)
Vol. 69, No 4, pp. 506-527
DOI: https://doi.org/10.2298/MEDJP1704506J

Pregledni članak
Received: 04 Sep 2017
Accepted: 16 Oct 2017


JEREMIĆ Zlatan (Istraživač‐saradnik u Institutu za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), zlatan@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

The relationship of the subsystem of foreign policy and defense of the state has a cause‐and‐effect character, but nevertheless with a more significant influence of foreign policy on the defense of the state. The state defense system is a relatively independent factor, but in practice, it functions as a means or an instrument of foreign policy, which contributes to the successful realization and protection of the unified state goals on the international plane. The basic question asked in this paper is \"What kind of the relationship between the state sub‐systems of foreign policy and defense can be considered optimal in the state\'s efforts to realize and protect vital interests in the current state of international relations\"? Each of the aforementioned subsystems has its own specifics of organizing and functioning in the process of creating and practicing the foreign policy of the state. The attitude of the state\'s subsystems of foreign policy and defense is most visible in the legal normative arrangement, the contents of the foreign policy positions of the highest state managers and strategic documents, functional cohesion, participation in regional and global international initiatives and organizations, participation in multinational operations, as well as in the process of information supply state leadership need for foreign policy decisions. Through analysis and description of the current situation in the foreign policy and defense subsystem, as well as their mutual relationship, critical elements of the systems and processes have been identified in order to be able to overcome the projection of the foreign policy of the state.

Keywords: state subsystem of foreign policy, state defense sub‐system, creation and realization of foreign policy, strategic commitments, state interests, cooperation, mutual influences