Accession Number : ADA263463
Title : Deciphering the balkan Enigma: Using History to Inform Policy
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Johnsen, William T
Report Date : Mar 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 104
Abstract : The author uses historical examination to shed light on the origins and bases of current conflicts in the Balkans. The study first addresses the long history of conflict that has plagued the region and led to violence becoming an accepted agent of change. The author then examines the religious, ethnic, and cultural divisions that undergird the ongoing conflicts in the region. He next explores the evolution of political institutions within the Balkans and how these political developments influence current events. Historical perspective gained is used to conduct a brief assessment of potential policy options for the region. He concludes that, while a number of options are possible, there are no 'good' options--all are flawed and fraught with drawbacks, risks, and costs.
Descriptors : *HISTORY , NATO , POLICIES , RISK , CONFLICT , BALTIC SEA , NUMBERS , LIGHT , REGIONS , COSTS
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Humanities and History
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE