NATO REVIEW 2000
Edition 1: A more capable and balanced alliance
Edition 2: Building stability in the Balkans
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Five years after Dayton
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Five years after Dayton
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.
Focus on NATO activites, December 2000
Gerald Knaus and Marcus Cox examine Bosnia’s peace five years after the guns fell silent and assess prospects for a self-sustaining process. Gerald Knaus is director of the European Stability Initiative (ESI), a Berlin-based think tank and advocacy group working to help restore stability to southeastern Europe. Marcus Cox is ESIs senior Bosnia analyst.
David Lightburn surveys Bosnia’s military landscape and analyses international programmes aimed at building long-term security. David Lightburn is an analyst at the Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a former member of NATOs international secretariat and between spring 1992 and autumn 2000 helped to develop the Alliances involvement in peacekeeping, including its Security Cooperation Programme with Bosnia.
Daniel Deluce examines media reform in Bosnia, which began in earnest when peacekeepers seized transmitters belonging to Bosnian Serb television. Daniel Deluce, a former Reuters correspondent in Sarajevo, worked for the Office of the High Representative between spring 1998 and autumn 2000 reforming Bosnias media.
Regular visitors to the NATO web site may know ISN as an excellent search engine for material on international politics and defence. But this Swiss-funded network offers much more, especially to members of the Partnership for Peace (PfP).
The earth began to shake violently at exactly 7:30 in the morning. Houses swayed and then crumbled, flames ripped through collapsed buildings, and more than 4,000 people found themselves homeless within minutes. Phone lines were down, power lines cut and a landslide blocked all routes in and out of Elbasan, an Albanian town, about 54 kilometres southeast of Tirana
Christopher Bennett reviews literature on Bosnia published in the past decade. Christopher Bennett is editor of NATO Review and author of Yugoslavia’s Bloody Collapse (New York University Press).
Chris Donnelly highlights new threats to security and urges the adoption of robust strategies to combat them. Chris Donnelly is NATO’s special adviser for central and eastern European affairs. The views expressed are purely personal and do not represent the views of NATO or of any of its member nations.

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

Note: 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.