Britain, NATO and the Lessons of the Balkan Conflicts, 1991 -1999

Overview

This publication considers the lessons to be gained for Britain, the British armed forces, and for NATO as a whole, from the Yugoslav wars of dissolution (1991-1999), with particular emphasis on the Kosovo crisis. The papers come from a diverse and high quality mixture of analysts, practitioners and policy-makers. The issues developed here represent a significant advance in the emerging debate on the lessons to be learnt from the Balkan experience, which will shape thinking on defence and international security ...

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Overview

This publication considers the lessons to be gained for Britain, the British armed forces, and for NATO as a whole, from the Yugoslav wars of dissolution (1991-1999), with particular emphasis on the Kosovo crisis. The papers come from a diverse and high quality mixture of analysts, practitioners and policy-makers. The issues developed here represent a significant advance in the emerging debate on the lessons to be learnt from the Balkan experience, which will shape thinking on defence and international security far into the new millennium.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714651903
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/6/2004
  • Series: Sandhurst Conference Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Stephen Badsey is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and editor of The Media and International Security in the Sandhurst Conference series.

Dr Paul Latowski is also a Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst and has edited a number of books including Contemporary Nationalism in East Central Europe.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The Image of the Past 1. Yugoslav Quagmires: The image of the past and fear of intervention 2. The Wehrmacht's Yugoslav Quagmire: Myth or reality Part 2: The Military Legacy of the Balkans 3. Doctrinal Change: The experience of Bosnia and Kosovo 4. The Air Campaign Part 3: The Media and the Kosovo Conflict 5. Media Operations: Lessons from Kosovo 6. Media Interaction in the Kosovo Conflict 7. Modern Conflicts, the Media and Public Opinion: The Kosovo example Part 4: Contested International Responses 8. NATO's Military Action Over Kosovo: The conceptual landscape after the battle 9. Russian Policy during the Kosovo Conflict 10. Kosovo, NATO and the United Nations Part 5: Conflict Termination and Peace-building 11. From Antipathy to Hegemony: The impact on civil-military cooperation 12. The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Management Part 6: Balkan Futures 13. Some Reverberations from the Kosovo Conflict 14. Managing and Removing the Conditions for Armed Conflict

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