The Central Highlands is one of the seven major cultural regions of Vietnam. This is a very special land with geopolitical, geo-economic factors and the diversity of cultures as well as ethnic minorities such as Gia Rai, Ede, Ba Na, Xo Dang ... The Central Highlands plays an important strategic position in terms of socio-economy, security, national defense and ecological environment of the whole country. This book provides readers with knowledge about the Central Highlands region and the connection between defense - security and socio-economic; between the peculiarities of the Central Highlands and the overall of the country's renovation and development. In the book, the authors explain theoretical issues about strengthening national defense and security capacity in relation to sustainable economic, political, cultural, social and environmental development; based on practical surveys to offer lessons, experiences and solutions appropriate to the situation.