Updated: 15-Jan-2002 NATO Review

Note from the Editor: Only three issues of NATO Review will be published this year: Spring/Summer 2000, Summer/Autumn 2000 and Winter 2000/2001.

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Five years after Dayton

Whither Bosnia?
Gerald Knaus and Marcus Cox examine Bosnia’s peace five years after the guns fell silent and assess prospects for a self-sustaining peace.

Seeking security solutions
David Lightburn surveys Bosnia’s military landscape and analyses international programmes aimed at building long-term security.

Media wars
Daniel Deluce examines media reform in Bosnia, which began in earnest when peacekeepers seized transmitters belonging to Bosnian
Serb television.

Review debate

Is it time to rewrite Dayton?
Tony Borden Vs Daniel Serwer
Would rewriting Dayton help or hinder Bosnia? How could it be done?

Review features

Partners on the net
Albanian disaster planning

Review Review

Bosnia books
Christopher Bennett reviews literature on Bosnia published in the past decade.

Security Matters
Rethinking security
Chris Donnelly highlights new threats to security and urges the adoption of robust strategies to combat them.

On the cover:

US soldiers in the Implementation Force (IFOR) deploy in Bosnia and Herzegovina in December 1995 to oversee implementation of the Dayton Agreement.

When my predecessor Paul-Henri Spaak launched NATO Review at the end of the 1950s, he did so because he believed in the power of ideas, the importance of debate in decision-making, and the benefits of critical analysis. He was, of course, absolutely right, and in the context of the Cold War, NATO Review became an important forum for exploring new approaches to addressing the very clear security challenges of the day.

More than 40 years later, the Euro-Atlantic security environment has changed almost beyond recognition. Today, we face a greater variety of security challenges — from crisis management, to peacekeeping, to proliferation and terrorism. We also have new opportunities to build peace and security right across the Euro-Atlantic area, through creative and focused partnership and cooperation. As a result, the need for fresh ideas, for open discussion and quality research is, if anything, greater than ever. That is why we have updated and revamped NATO Review. Of course, the new NATO Review will still contribute to a constructive discussion of Atlantic issues, and continue to provide a forum for a mature, democratic debate and an exchange of ideas. That will not change. But the updated NATO Review will focus on the security issues of today and tomorrow in an even more challenging way, to contribute significantly to international discussion and decision- making. It will also have a more reader-friendly lay-out. You have the first edition of the revamped NATO Review in your hand. I hope you enjoy it.

This issue of NATO Review is a most appropriate one in which to make improvements and adaptations. It com-memorates the fifth anniversary of the deployment of NATO’s first peacekeeping mission — an operation that fundamentally transformed the Alliance and its role in Euro-Atlantic security. And while the Alliance has grown to take on a variety of new missions and roles since then, contributing to the stability and security of Bosnia and Herzegovina remains a vital mission for NATO. In the five years since the NATO-led force first deployed into Bosnia, much has changed for the better, and there has been no return to hostilities. But as we enter the 21st century, the answers to complex and long-term problems have sometimes proved elusive, and it is increasingly important to analyse these problems openly, in order to find lasting solutions. I am confident that you will find that this edition of the NATO Review makes an important contribution to this vital discussion.

Lord Robertson

Every mention in this publication of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is marked by an asterisk (*) referring to the following footnote: Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.



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