Accession Number:

ADA255886

Title:

Challenges to Eastern European Security in the Nineties

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

One of the most vexing issues faced by Washington in post-Cold War Europe is coming to terms with the security challenges faced by its former adversaries in Eastern Europe. Exactly what Washington intends to do about these orphans has proven to be both difficult and, at times, disruptive in its relations with its Western European allies. The authors of this study present a sobering assessment of the difficulties faced by Eastern European countries. They argue that the principal problem is that of economic reform during a period of severe recession at home and unwelcome export markets abroad. While such a problem does not lend itself to a military solution, the authors argue that unless these countries are able to reform and restructure their economies, the reemergence of internal and external policies based on ethnicity, religion, nationalism, and ideology is very likely. When one considers the historical propensity for European-wide conflicts to begin in this region, the need for economic reforms and stability has never been more important.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE