Accession Number:

ADA394293

Title:

Sources of Balkan Insecurity: The Need for a Comprehensive Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Many of the recent Balkan conflicts have been temporarily halted through emergency crisis-resolution actions. These emergency actions, though, have not focused on the interrelated sources of these conflicts, and have not thus far led to a real, lasting regional solution. The European Union EU and West European Union WEU remain blind to many of the regions countries and their problems. Unfortunately, some of the actions these organizations have taken may have had a negative effect on the regions stability. Regional expectations about what NATO and the United States can actually achieve far exceed NATOs collective will, political-military capacities and the realities of the United States limits. Yet, almost all attention has been focused upon NATO intervention. Hence, regional expectations are likely to remain unfulfilled with adverse implications for NATOs prestige and U.S. influence.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE