Accession Number:

ADA589405

Title:

Security Cooperation: Contributions Toward National and Regional Stability in the Balkans

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 1990s and the resulting emergence of several independent states provides good case studies for assessing the effectiveness of security cooperation programs implemented by the United States. To underscore the importance of security cooperation programs in achieving U.S. national security strategy aimed at strengthening national and regional security and stability, this research paper addresses the security cooperation programs that have been implemented in Southeast Europe. The U.S. security cooperation activities in Slovenia and Croatia have contributed to the creation of security institutions and security forces with enough capability and capacity to positively affect the internal and external security of these states. The measures of effectiveness used to indicate the success in Slovenia and Croatia are their inclusion in both NATO and the European Union. Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, however, still struggle with the establishment of adequate security institutions and forces to address the internal and external security of their respective states. The inability of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo to, as of yet, gain membership in NATO and the European Union, as well as the continued requirement for the presence of international peacekeeping forces in both these countries, highlights the continued struggles these states have in achieving security.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE