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In this edition of NATO Review, we've tried to offer the best of both worlds: expert analysis on a wide range of security areas delivered concisely. While we usually pick a single subject and drill down, this time we're looking at a wide range of areas and getting a quick 'elevator pitch' from various experts on how they see it. So if you're pressed for time but still want to catch up on ideas on issues ranging from how to handle next year's Afghan elections to how to best handle defence budget cuts in Europe, this issue is for you.
New File
The Western Balkans will not become one country again, says Sonja Licht. But it has realised that its strength lays in becoming a more united region, and eventually more united in Europe.
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Admiral James Stavridis, outlines how NATO’s new Strategic Concept’s ideas have been put into action.
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Alexander Vershbow, NATO Deputy Secretary General, talks about coming back to NATO again – and what he learnt on his travels.
This 10 question quiz will find out how well you know the Alliance.
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Czech Minister of Defence, Alexandr Vondra, remembers one of Europe’s and NATO’s political giants, Václav Havel.
Bosnian Women
In November 1995, Ratko Mladic was indicted for the genocide in Srebenica. He had overseen operations just four months earlier which had led to the deaths of around 8,000 men and boys. In announcing the indictment, the judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia added that Srebrenica saw 'scenes from hell, written on the darkest pages of human history". Today, Mladic faces justice in the same building where those words were uttered. NATO Review asks what difference this will make to the victims' families and the region. And whether this marks a milestone in the history of the Western Balkans.
Dr Amadeo Watkins and Srdjan Gligorijevic discuss the past, present and immediate future of NATO's role in the western Balkans.
Diego A. Ruiz Palmer considers the ever-closer relationship between NATO's operations and the Alliance's transformation since the end of the Cold War.
Tomas Valasek examines evolving attitudes to collective defence at NATO from the perspective of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
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Christian Schwarz-Schilling became High Representative of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina responsible for overseeing the Bosnian peace process on 1 February.
Gabriele Cascone and Joaquin Molina examine the coming year's prospects for the Western Balkans from a NATO perspective.
Ryan C. Hendrickson examines the chain of events leading to Operation Deliberate Force, NATO’s first air campaign in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and their significance ten years on.
Thomas Yde reviews two recent books examining the role of Balkan émigrés in the wars of Yugoslavia's dissolution.
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James R. Locher III and Michael Donley analyse the progress that Bosnia and Herzegovina has made in the field of defence reform.
Kai Eide summarises his impressions from working on the report on Kosovo's future that he produced this summer for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Alexander Nikitin assesses the Russian experience of participating in NATO-led peacekeeping operations in the Balkans.
Carl Bildt examines the key issues facing Southeastern Europe in the coming year and ways in which they might be addressed.
Nikola Radovanović became the first Defence Minister of the whole of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 15 March 2004. As such, he is overseeing reform of the country’s armed forces and defence structures.
Søren Jessen-Petersen has been Special Representative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Kosovo since June 2004. A Danish diplomat with vast experience of both the former Yugoslavia and refugee issues, he came to Kosovo from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia* where he had been the Special Representative of the European Union from February 2004.
Lord "Paddy" Ashdown has been High Representative of the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina responsible for overseeing the Bosnian peace process since May 2002. He is also the EU Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Gerald Knaus and Nicholas Whyte discuss the restructuring of the presence in the Balkans
Admiral Gregory G. Johnson examines problems encountered and lessons learned from NATO's operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Robert Serry and Christopher Bennett analyse the future of NATO’s engagement in the Balkans after the end of SFOR.
Javier Solana assesses the significance of the deployment of EUFOR and considers how the European Union can assist Bosnia and Herzegovina’s European integration.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer places NATO's achievements in Bosnia and Herzegovina in historical perspective.
Lionel Ponsard examines the significance for the European Union and NATO relations of the termination of SFOR and deployment of EUFOR.
Pavle Janković and Srdjan Gligorijević analyse Serbia and Montenegro’s relationship with NATO and urge the Alliance to admit their country into the Partnership for Peace.
Adam Kobieracki examines the evolution of NATO's operations and considers prospects for future deployments.
Alfred Moisiu analyses Albania's relationship with NATO and its aspirations for eventual Alliance membership.
Brigadier-General Brännström
Brigadier-General Anders Brännström is the Swedish Brigadier General commanding Multinational Brigade (MNB) Centre in Kosovo within the NATO-led KFOR mission.
Robert Serry analyses the evolution of NATO's presence and activities in the former Yugoslavia since the Kosovo campaign and considers future prospects.
Nano Ruzin analyses how Macedonia* has benefited from its relationship with NATO and other international organisations during the past two years.
John Kriendler examines the importance of early warning in crisis management, the Alliance's approach to early warning and NATO's new Intelligence Warning System.
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Mihai Carp describes and examines NATO's groundbreaking efforts to head off conflict in Southern Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.*
Short news on NATO activites, December 2001
Christopher Bennett reviews recent literature on the latest part of the former Yugoslavia to succumb to ethnic violence.
James Appathurai examines how NATO promotes regional security cooperation in the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Baltics
Carlo Scognamiglio-Pasini explains how and why Italy has expanded its role in the NATO-led Balkan peacekeeping operations.
David Lightburn reviews NATO's peacekeeping experience and compares how the Alliance and the United Nations are applying lessons from the Balkans.
Joseph J. Eash III explains how the rapid integration of advanced technologies into war-fighting systems helped the Allies during the Kosovo campaign.
Chris Donnelly examines the difficulties all European militaries face to meet the challenge of the 21st century, focusing on the armies of central and eastern Europe, where the need for reform is most urgent.
Christopher Bennett assesses the prospects for democratic change and self-sustaining peace and stability in the former Yugoslavia.
General Klaus Reinhardt reflects on KFORs contribution to the Kosovo peace process and highlights difficulties that lie ahead.
Chris Patten examines the challenges facing the European Union in southeastern Europe and analyses current policies to meet them.
Kristan J. Wheaton describes how NATO countries helped prepare the Croatian military for the transition from authoritarian to democratic rule.
Ivica Racan describes the revolution that has taken place in Croatian policy this year and his aspirations for the future.
To mark the visit of Italian President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to NATO, Ambassador Amedeo de Franchis examines Italys policy towards the Balkans.
How do the countries of the former Yugoslavia see the events of 2011, including the arrest of General Ratko Mladic? NATO Review interviews key players from the region to find out.
Supporters to Tadic
For Serbia, 2011 has marked the year when it met its last obligations to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. Its path to the EU can now run much more smoothly. But as Serbian politicians point out, the country is now more focused on getting back to its former role of regional powerhouse in the Balkans.
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2011 marked a major year for Croatia. NATO Review speaks to its President on the day that it confirmed its entry into the European Union and asks whether 2011 is the year when there is more to discuss on the Western Balkans' future than to mull over its past.
Siegfried Sassoon
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