der baltischen Staaten
Zusammenarbeit mit NATO und Europäische
Stabilisation of the Baltic States.
Cooperation with NATO and the European Union]
Report No. 61
1997, 81pp., ISBN 3-926979-65-8
€ 15.00 - $ 22.00 - SF 30.00
is based on a diploma thesis in political science that was
submitted in 1996 at the department of Social Sciences at
J.W. Goethe University in Frankfurt on Main. After a brief
introduction chapter 2 offers several theoretical considerations
on the East-West conflict, on conceptual changes in security
policy and on the role and functions of international organisations.
In chapter 3 European, American and Russian interests with
regard to the security of the Baltic states, the threat perceptions
of the three Baltic states and the new foreign and security
policy initiatives of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and the
emerging political, economic and military conflicts are analysed.
Chapter 4 deals with the development of the institutionalised
cooperation of the Baltic states with NATO, the North Atlantic
Cooperation Council, the partnership for peace, the cooperation
with the European Union and the WEU as well as the cooperation
in the Baltic Sea and among the Baltic states are discussed.
In chapter 5 the hypotheses with regard to the shifting functions
of international organisations and the effectiveness of conflict
resolution procedures are assessed.
Language: German; Areas: security, NATO, EU;
Region: Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.