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  • Author: Gustav E. Gustenau, Jean-Jacques de Dardel, Plamen Pantev
  • Publication Date: 04-2006
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: The purposeful efforts to explain and define the changes of the Cold War system of international relations continue for a second decade. Certain referent studies stimulate the thinking on these topics, including in the post-9/11 period. Understanding better the transformation of the international system would provide us with a better view on the changes in its regulative sub-system, including the international legal component of the latter.
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution, Conflict Prevention, NATO, Development, Human Rights, International Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Europe, Balkans
  • Author: Sean S. Costigan, Ernst M. Felberbauer, Benedikt Hensellek
  • Publication Date: 09-2005
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: The challenge of the 8th Annual Conference of the PfP Consortiumis to further efforts to create an education network and promote interaction among the partners. To this end, Mr. McLane advocated advancing and transforming the NATO alliance, the Partnership for Peace, and the PfP Consortium by expanding and enhancing the minds of future leaders through education. He encouraged partners to create and strengthen networks to leverage what each partner is capable of and possesses in its own individual niche.
  • Topic: NATO, International Cooperation, Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • Political Geography: Europe, South Asia, Balkans, Istanbul
  • Author: Eden Cole, Philipp H. Fluri
  • Publication Date: 09-2005
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: At their meeting in Istanbul, Allied Heads of State and Government launched the Partnership Action Plan on Defence Institution Building (PAP-DIB). EAPC Heads of State and Government also endorsed this initiative. PAP-DIB reflects Allies' and Partners' common views on modern and democratically responsible defence institutions. It provides an EAPC definition of defence reform and a framework for common reflection and exchange of experience on related problems. It is to help interested Partners to reform and re structure their defence institutions to meet their needs and international commitments.
  • Topic: Security, NATO, Democratization, International Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Russia, Europe, Asia, Istanbul
  • Author: Frederic Labarre, Predrag Jureković
  • Publication Date: 05-2004
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: The fall of Communism in Europe, and the end of the bi-polar order put an end to the artificial and forced separation which had been keeping Hungary out of the mainstream of European development for the last 40-plus years. Once that obstacle was removed, a consensus was reached by all Hungarian political parties to become a modern European country in the quickest possible way and with the least sacrifice and develop an economy and culture, social and political structure bases on solid grounds by becoming part of the European and Euro-Atlantic co-operative institutions.
  • Topic: NATO, Democratization, Development, International Cooperation, International Security
  • Political Geography: Europe, Balkans, Hungary
  • Author: Philipp Fluri
  • Publication Date: 05-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: The present study was conceptually prepared and implemented on a mandate of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs, together with three more stock-taking programmes on behalf of the Stability Pact Table III Quick Start Programme as bases for policy decision-making. The four studies, intended to supply decision-makers with analytical data on the status of select aspects of the security sector and security sector reform, will be published and made available for discussion in the first half of 2003.
  • Topic: Security, Defense Policy, International Cooperation, Regional Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Europe, Balkans
  • Author: Plamen Pantev
  • Publication Date: 02-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: The Pact of Stability for South East Europe was “born” after the end of the Kosovo crisis in 1999 as a concept of dealing radically with the Balkan instabilities, but also as a geopolitical compromise of the great power centres, involved in the treatment of the post-Yugoslav conflicts. The ripeness of launching this concept and policy had several dimensions: Most of the countries from South East Europe, especially those in transition to democracy and market economy, had a definite strategy of integrating in both the European Union and in NATO; A certain level of regional cooperation had already been reached in the years that preceded the Kosovo crisis in 1999; Influential external powers had already realised that the Balkans need to be treated in the long-term only in a benign way to overcome historical deficiencies and belated modernisation of the economy, society, politics, technology and infrastructure; The disgusting consequences of four post-Yugoslav wars – a development that did not happen to two other former federal structures in Central and Eastern Europe (the Czechoslovak and the Soviet) necessitated a comprehensive and encompassing approach to deal with the plethora of issues in the Balkans, and the EU gradually evolved to the understanding that an additional strategic instrument needs to be launched to cope with the risks and instabilities in the region of South East Europe on the way of its own expansion and of turning the Balkan Peninsula into an integral part of the Union.
  • Topic: Security, NATO, Development, International Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Europe, Eastern Europe, Kosovo, Balkans
  • Author: Dennis J.D. Sandole
  • Publication Date: 02-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: My general goal in this presentation, as it is for all of us at this workshop, is to examine the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe: the "pearl of the German presidency of the European Union" adopted in Köln on 10 June 1999, the day that NATO's 78-day bombing campaign of Serbia ceased.
  • Topic: Conflict Resolution, NATO, International Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Europe, Eastern Europe, Germany, Serbia
  • Author: Gjergj Murra
  • Publication Date: 02-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: These past three years have been a useful learning process for the Stability Pact. Some achievements are visible, but there also has been much criticism with regards to its real outcome and performance. However, an independent assessment of the process is needed to analyse what is functioning well, and what could be improved, as judged by participants from the region. So far either no through assessment is done, or assessment have been at project level, (technical, in terms of project completion, disbursement, timing, task performed), not in terms of the political goal that projects were designed to achieve. One of the main lessons appears to be the need to refine the approach and priorities. Some topics have already found an answer, while for some other a clearer vision in needed.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, NATO, International Cooperation, International Organization
  • Political Geography: Europe, Eastern Europe
  • Author: Sabri Ergen
  • Publication Date: 02-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: Let me start my words by quoting from a Security Sector Reform inventory (a gaps analysis paper) that just became available. It encompasses the target states of the Stability Pact. We commissioned this analysis from York University in Canada at the end of last year. We hope to release the project before the end of this year. The inventory is a living document to be updated as required and it contains over 400 entries. It is the largest database that exists in terms of security sector reform-related activities in the region.
  • Topic: Security, International Cooperation
  • Political Geography: Europe, Canada, Eastern Europe
  • Author: Erhard Busek
  • Publication Date: 02-2003
  • Content Type: Working Paper
  • Institution: Austrian National Defence Academy
  • Abstract: I am not going to tell you what the Stability pact is, because I am sure you are able to look on its web site for more information. What I want to present is a general overview of which role the Stability pact is playing in the development of today's Europe. I think we are heading the wrong direction because we are only looking at details and not at the total picture.
  • Topic: International Cooperation, International Organization
  • Political Geography: Europe, Eastern Europe