Accession Number:

ADA359987

Title:

Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution in Late 20th Century Europe: Albania - A Case Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 95- Dec 97,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the current state of European efforts to shift attention to the creation and maintenance of stability, and away from force enhancement as the means to promote national and regional defense and secure peace. It examines the dialog and interplay between militarily-centered organizations such as NATO and the WEU with politically oriented ones such as the U.N. and economically focused ones such as the EU as they seek a modus vivendi. After offering a common theoretical model for conflict resolution and crisis management, the paper examines the complex developments in Albania in 1995 and 1996 as they relate to the maintenance of stability, and the roles often confusingly played by the civilian government and the military in attempting to avoid national collapse and chaos. By presenting a juxtaposition between the theoretical and the actual, the paper hopefully presents lessons learned regarding the missions and responsibilities of military and civilian agencies in the new, post-Cold War security architecture.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE