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National Resilience In a Changing Security Environment

Chapter 1

Olga Reznikova

Theoretical Framework of Ensuring National Resilience

In recent years, the term “resilience” has been increasingly used in various fields, so it is important to reveal the essence of this interdisciplinary concept, identify its characteristics and manifestations, and distinguish it from other phenomena. Due to the growing complexity of the global security environment, complex and disappointing forecasts for its development in the coming years and decades, studies of the resilience concept in national security draw special interest. In particular, the application of a systematic approach to forming national resilience and determining its basic principles, criteria, processes, and mechanisms have significant theoretical and practical importance.

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany is a German-American partnership and trusted global network promoting common values and advancing collaborative geostrategic solutions. The Marshall Center’s mission to educate, engage, and empower security partners to collectively affect regional, transnational, and global challenges is achieved through programs designed to promote peaceful, whole of government approaches to address today’s most pressing security challenges. Since its creation in 1992, the Marshall Center’s alumni network has grown to include over 15,000 professionals from 157 countries. More information on the Marshall Center can be found online at

This publication reflects the views of the authors and is not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments, or any other organization.