Macedonian Membership in NATO: From a Clear Perspective to an Uncertain Anticipation

Rajkovcevski, Rade and Kirkovski, Dimitar (2015) Macedonian Membership in NATO: From a Clear Perspective to an Uncertain Anticipation. In: NEWCOMERS NO MORE? Contemporary NATO and the Future of the Enlargement from the Perspective of ''Post-Cold War'' Members. International Relations Research Institute, Warsaw – Brussels – Prague, pp. 247-259. ISBN 978-83-62784-04-2

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The enlargement of NATO is an active and complex process that is very important both for the integrity of the European security area and the transatlantic link. The incomplete integration of the Balkans into the NATO system of collective defence leaves Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia outside NATO as partners, and not full NATO members. The reasons for this are quite different for each country: subjective (sometimes internal, political turmoil and the slow process of fulfilling NATO requirements), but also objective, like the Alliance’s internal lack of cohesion regarding the policy of NATO enlargement. The “big players” in NATO are looking to engage in further NATO enlargement in the Balkans, but the enlargement is also affected by other new security challenges. Some of these challenges affect the achievement of those goals in line with NATO’s strategy of NATO’s three core tasks (collective security, crises management and partnership).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Political science
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Other social sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Security
Depositing User: Prof. Rade Rajkovchevski
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2020 10:01
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2022 08:06

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