Notwithstanding the understandable focus of the United States and its allies on bin-Laden, there are other major strategic challenges that face the West and call for new approaches. Looking at today’s strategic environment, we can distinguish between three rings of conflict, two active and the third dormant. The first ring concerns the struggle for modernisation … [Read more…]
15 December 2003 This blog looks at the dysfunctonalities in the US approach to the Middle East and more generally, but also at the policy shortcomings of its allies as the bombing campaign in Iraq gets underway.
What are the key issues shaping the SSR agenda in its second decade? In particular, how do reform issues in developed countries affect those in developing ones, and vice versa? How do western donor countries and the recipient transition countries in CEE work together in the process of democratic reform? I will address this … [Read more…]
Mihailo Crnobrnja, The Yugoslav Drama, (2nd edition; Montreal & Kingston, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1996), pp. xiv, 304 reviewed in the Canadian Journal of Political Science/ XXX :4 December 1997 yugodrama
Regional Security in South Asia
Regional Security in South Asia Martello Paper no. 13, Centre for International Relations, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 1995
Without US forces on the ground in Bosnia, international intervention in the Former Yugoslavia will remain condemned to failure. This is the nagging reality which hung over Allied decision-makers in the initial phase of the conflict and which continues to haunt them now. President Chirac’s recent call for a joint Allied effort to retake what … [Read more…]
What can happen if the situation in Yugoslavia gets even more out of control? How could this affect relations among ethnic and religious groups within and across its borders? The successful use of force in Yugoslavia by communist and chauvinist elements threatens not only to give Europe its first post-Cold War Lebanon but to cause … [Read more…]