In this op-ed, East European Studies Director Martin Sletzinger takes a look at the U.S. and allied experience in the ongoing nation-building efforts in Bosnia and Kosovo to help put the costs and challenges of Iraq into realistic and sobering perspective.
In December 2002, the European Union issued inviations to eight East European nations, with full integration expected by May 2004. The East European Studies program has been following the developments and the potential implications for Euro-Atlantic relations and for U.S. foreign policy.
NATO and EU enlargement has occurred without addressing some key institutional, capability, and cultural gap questions that have been hanging over the Euro-Atlantic organizations since the fall of communism.
To address the historic changes and challenges surrounding NATO enlargement and EU expansion, the East European Studies program, together with the Stanley Foundation, has organized a two-phased project titled "Enlarging the Euro-Atlantic Space: Problems and Prospects for Northeastern and Southeastern Europe."
In this Director's Forum sponsored by the Center's East European Studies program, Prime Minister of Croatia Ivica Racan describes the current situation in Croaia, his government's recent achievements, and future goals.
Wilson Center Fellow Makes Important Contribution to Contemporary Debate on Humanitarian InterventionOct 01, 2001
A Transcription of the Gradanske Inicijative Press Release issued on September 6, 1999