Central European Security Concerns: Bridge, Buffer, Or Barrier?
Central Europe, since the end of the Cold War, has experienced increased instability. Some countries have benefited from the emergence of democratic movements, while others have been plagued by civil war. This collection of essays examines the current security concerns of what has been one of Europe's battlegrounds.
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Introduction Jacob Kipp
Central Europe and the PostCold
Facing the Legacy of PostStalinist Regimes Andrzej Korbonski
Disintegration of the USSR and Central Antoni Kaminski
EastCentral Europe and the Czech and Slovak
International Ramifications of Yugoslavias
Notes on Contributors
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