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NATO at a Crossroad: Can It Cope with Post-September 11th and NATO Enlargement?

Summary of the East European Studies discussion with Jeffrey Simon, a senior fellow with the Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University, DC.

Conflict Prevention in Europe: Does the OSCE Have a Future?

Summary of the East European Studies session with Amb. William Hill, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and former Head of OSCE Mission to Moldova; Amb. Robert Barry, former Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina; and P. Terrence Hopmann, Director, Global Security Program, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University.

Greece Views the Modern World

Summary of the Director's Forum with Andreas Andrianopoulos, Greek Politician, Author, and former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar.

While the title of his talk was "Greece Views the Modern World," Andreas Andrianopoulos devoted the core of his remarks to critical issues confronting Europe and the Balkans today, including the issues of NATO and EU enlargement, continuing unresolved ethnic and historical issues in the former Yugoslavia, the presence and the proximity of the Muslim world in Southeast Europe, and the relationship of Greece to all of these issues.

Tragedy, Transition and Transformation: Tracing the Local-International Nexus of Transnational Organized Crime in the Balkans

Summary of the East European Studies seminar with Louise Shelley, Director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at American University, DC; and Christopher Corpora, an Analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense and a Ph.D. Candidate at American University, DC.

Security Issues in Southeastern Europe

Summary of the East European Studies discussion with Radovan Vukadinovic, Professor of International Political Relations, Department of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and Chairman of the Croatian Atlantic Council.

NATO After September 11: New Purpose or Accelerated Atrophy?

Summary of the meeting with Ilya Prizel, UCIS Research Professor of East European Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, PA.

The key question for NATO, according to Dr. Prizel, is how to maintain the alliance when the security agendas of Europe and the U.S. have begun to differ so greatly. While this divergence began with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, we can expect to see an even greater divergence in NATO between the two entities, particularly on the issues of pan-Islamicism and NATO's relationship with Russia.

Roadmaps to NATO Accession: Preparing for Membership

Summary of the meeting with Chris Donnelly, Central and East European Advisor to the Secretary General of NATO, and Jeffrey Simon, Senior Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.

NPIHP Partner IDSA Launches New Website

NPIHP is pleased to announce the launch of the New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses' (IDSA's) dedicated NPIHP website.