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Mediterranean Security into the Coming Millennium


Edited by Dr. Stephen J. Blank.

August 1999

515 Pages

Brief Synopsys

The papers included in this volume represent just such an effort to lay a firmer foundation for this continuing dialogue and to bring together different points of view. In October 1998, the Strategic Studies Institute, assisted by Pepperdine University, assembled a distinguished group of analysts from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, in Florence, Italy. At a conference titled "Mediterranean Security into the Coming Millennium," the task of the participants was to address current regional security issues in the Balkans, Middle East, and the Aegean, as well as the perceptions of the individual states, the relevant security organizations, NATO and the European Union, and the players and major external actors like the United States and Russia. These papers cover the many areas discussed at the conference and should advance the debate on Mediterranean security both in the United States and abroad.

Contents

Foreword.

1. Introduction
Stephen J. Blank

2. Transnational Security Challenges in the Mediterranean
Alessandro Politi

3. Regional Security Challenges in the Mediterranean
Stephen Calleya

4. NATO in the Mediterranean
Mario Zucconi

5. European Union Security Perceptions and Policies Towards the Mediterranean
Roberto Aliboni.

6. Arab Perceptions of the European Union's Euro-Mediterranean Projects
Mohammad El-Sayed Selim.

7. The Security Challenge in Kosovo: Toward A Region-Stabilizing Solution
Steven L. Burg

8. The Cultural Scope of Balkan Security
Stefano Bianchini

9. South-Eastern Europe at the Brink of the New Century: The Security Aspect
Valeri Ratchev

10. Turkish Challenge and European Opportunity: Greek Foreign Policy Priorities in a Post-Cold War Setting
Theodore A. Couloumbis.

11. Turkish Security Challenges in the 1990s
Duygu Bazoglu Sezer

12. Greek-Turkish Rivalry and the Mediterranean Security Dilemma
R. Craig Nation

13. The Stalled Peace Process: Israeli-Syrian Track
Sami G. Hajjar.

14. Israeli Security in a Changing Environment: Challenges and Responses
Gerald M. Steinberg

15. American Policy Toward the Middle East in Clinton's Second Term
Robert O. Freedman

16. Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East
Rodolfo Ragionieri

17. The Spirit of Eternal Negation: Russia's Hour in the Middle East
Stephen J. Blank.

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