Western Balkans and NATO: False Promise of the Long-term Regional Security

Trapara, Vladimir (2012) Western Balkans and NATO: False Promise of the Long-term Regional Security. In: Western Balkans: From Stabilisation to Integration. Institute for International Politics and Economics, Belgrade, pp. 425-436. ISBN 978-86-7067-160-7

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The author describes Western Balkans as a region of deficient security, with several “frozen conflicts” and many unresolved political issues among its countries and within them. Given their position within the Western sphere of interest, countries in this region have a narrow range of options in reaching and maintaining their security. However, it does not necessarily mean they are obliged to become members of the Western military alliance (NATO). The author offers an explanation why NATO membership, intended or already achieved by some of the Western Balkans countries, does not ensure their long-term security, in the light of the ongoing Russian-American security dialogue, as well as the contemporary turmoil in Greater Middle East and shifts in global power relations.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Western Balkans, NATO, regional security, conflict, great powers
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2019 14:12
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2019 14:12
URI: http://repozitorijum.diplomacy.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/125

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