Weak States & Security: Rethinking the Balkan Post-Cold War Security Agenda

Following the Cold War’s “peaceful” period and the bloody 1990s, the Balkan region today represents a mixture of weak states and international protectorates, positioned equally far from failure as from eventual success. The study is focused on domestic threats to security, concentrating on the Balkans, and in particular it analyses the range of security problems of Albania and Macedonia. It therefore represents a genuine debate on the security dilemma at the domestic level in the post Cold war environment based on the argument that with the demise of the bipolar international system, internal security issues became more important compared to external threats.

Albert Rakipi
IR Library