Accession Number : ADA253255


Title :   Southern Region Perspectives on Security and International Affairs


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Lesser, Ian O


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a253255.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : As the debate about new European security issues and structures unfolds, Europe as a whole is beginning to devote increasing attention to the Mediterranean as an area of strategic consequence. At the same time, the countries of NATO's Southern Region--Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey- -are actively discussing the implications of the new political and security environment for southern Europe and the Mediterranean. This Note summarizes discussions with senior government officials, military officers, parliamentarians, and academics in Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, Athens, and Ankara, held in April and May of 1990. Although it is impossible to ignore the effect of specific national perspectives on issues facing the Southern Region, some areas of common interest and concern can be observed across the region.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , *ARMS CONTROL , *SOUTHERN EUROPE , EUROPE , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , SECURITY , ECONOMICS , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE