Tag: NATO

The Rebirth of the Prometheans and Intermarium

In this article, the author introduces the concept of Intermarium as the strategic path taken by Central-Eastern European states in the interwar period as a response to the Soviet and German threats. Also, the author discusses the possibility of a revival of Intermarium in the face of a resurgent Russia.

Serbia: la questione del riarmo e la Russia

Recentemente, l’eventuale acquisizione da parte della Serbia di batterie antimissilistiche di produzione russa ha sollevato varie polemiche nei media della regione. Da alcuni mesi i due “garanti” esterni, e regionali, della pace in Bosnia ed Erzegovina, ossia la Croazia e la Serbia, stanno rilanciando – con forte impatto nei media locali – una corsa alla modernizzazione ed al riarmo dei rispettivi eserciti. Se si considera che la Croazia è membro dell’UE e della NATO, e se dovessimo valutare come genuine le dichiarazioni delle autorità politiche della Serbia a proposito del loro cammino verso l’adesione all’UE, risulta quantomeno incongrua l’esibizione di simili retoriche guerresche.

Rethinking NATO’s post-Cold War enlargement – part II

The second part of “Rethinking NATO’s post-Cold War enlargement”. Pressures to open up the Alliance to Eastern and Central Europe came, primarily, from the newly democratic government established in those countries. The former members of the Warsaw Pact, as instability arose in the former Soviet Union and a civil war broke out in Bosnia, started fearing their safety was at stake as well.

Rethinking NATO’s post-Cold War enlargement – part I

The 26th of December 1991, the day after Michael Gorbachev addressed for the last time his people as the leader of the Soviet Union, the USSR officially ceased to exist. Among all the possible issues that this historical event could have raised, there was certainly the one regarding the future of the Atlantic Alliance