Ousting Foreign Strongmen. Are there lessons the West can learn from Milosevic's downfall? The US and others funnelled aid to the Serbian opposition and civic groups in a well designed foreign policy program. However, Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace warns that the policy may not be easily transferable. Other possible targets, such as Zimbabwe, Belarus and Iraq, lack the vibrant civic society and the previous experience of the rule of law which existed in Serbia.
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European Security after EU and NATO enlargement. Large collection of essays covering three implications of enlargement: the security concerns of NATO's and the EU's new neighbours in Eastern Europe; the changing relationship with the US; and the evolution of the European Security and Defence Policy to meet the challenges of operating in more dangerous neighbourhoods. Edited by Adam Daniel Rotfeld. Published by the Stockholm International Peace Institute, Swedish National Defence College and the Warsaw Centre for International Relations.
By Stockholm International Peace Institute, Sweden.
UN reports on Rwanda and Srebrenica. UN reports examining the role of UN forces and organisations during the massacre in Srebrenica and the genocide in Rwanda. They find serious shortcomings in the behaviour of the security council , the secretariat, the peace keeping forces on the ground and the donor countries.
By UN, World.
Chemical Weapons Convention. It is four years since the Chemical Weapons Convention came into force. This report examines the strengths and weaknesses of the current chemical disarmament regime. Severe weaknesses in that regime are undermining efforts to identify and destroy stockpiles of chemical weapons. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (the treaty enforcing body) faces a large budgetary shortfall, several states such as Israel and North Korea have refused to sign the treaty, and signatories have sometimes failed to comply with the CWC. By Jonathan B. Tucker.