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Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threats and Challenges in the Western Balkans

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István Gyarmati and Darko Stan?i?

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Abstract

These studies commissioned by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, with the funding of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were aimed at finding out how security problems in the Western Balkans are reflected in the National Security or Military Strategies of the countries of the region, and to what extent these documents reflect and shape realities on the ground.

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Table of Contents

Part I - INTRODUCTION
Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threats and Challenges in theWestern Balkans

Part II - COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE WESTERN BALKANS
Assessment of the Security of the Western Balkans and a Comparative Analysis of the Threat Perception in the Countries of the Region
Framework of Assessment of the Security Situation in the Western Balkans
Comparative Analysis of the Strategic Documents of the Western Balkan Countries
Local Assessment of Security in the Western Balkans
Conclusion

Part III - LOCAL STUDIES
View from Albania – Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threatsand Challenges in the Western Balkans
Background
The Approach to National Security
Threats to Albanian Security
The Economic Situation and Security
Regional Security
Conclusion

View from Bosnia and Herzegovina – Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threats and Challenges in the Western Balkans
Introduction
Regional Security Environment
Key Threats
Responding to Security Challenges
Defence Policy
Approach to Regional Security Cooperation
Prompting Security Cooperation in the Western Balkans Region
Conclusion

View from Croatia – Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threatsand Challenges in the Western Balkans
Introduction
Croatia and the Regional Security Environment
Internal and External Threats
Croatia and Its Neighbours
Terrorism and Asymetric Threats
The Role of Security Sector Reform
Conclusion

View from Macedonia – Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threatsand Challenges in the Western Balkans
Threat Perceptions and Macedonia’s Response: Legacies of the First Decade ofDemocratic Transition
Threat Perceptions and Macedonia’s Post-Ohrid Agreement National SecurityTransformation
Conclusion

View from Serbia – Study on the Assessment of Regional Security Threatsand Challenges in the Western Balkans
Introduction
Institutional Context
The Key Conceptual Differences between the Two NSS Drafts
Key Threats in Regional Security Environment
Responses to Regional Threats
Regional Security Cooperation
Possible Implications Arising from a Resolution of Kosovo’s Future Status
Conclusion

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