Contents: Southeastern Europe: the unlikely security community? Environmental security in Southeastern Europe: a basis for regional co-operation; Russian in the Transcaucasus and Kosovo: from insecurity to security provider?; Churches and (in) security providers in Southeastern Europe; Bulgaria and the disintegration of Yugoslavia: between ethnic affinity and international commitment; regional implications of a failed transition to democracy: the case of Serbia; The internationalisation of conflict in the Transcaucasus and the former Yugoslavia; The OSCE security model for the Balkans: a viable model for the 21st century?; Lessons from UN Peacekeeping in Cyprus; Srebenica: The failure and future of safe areas; Conflict management in Southeastern Europe: the use of force as a last resort; The Georgian-Abkhazian conflict: failed realpolitik with moralistic justifications?; Rethinking the concept of peace-building: Bosnia and the lessons for Kosovo; Kosovo and the international community; Index.
Wars from Within brings together an international and multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioner-researchers specializing in the study of insurgent movements in order to provide a deeper understanding of the violent manifestations of insurgencies in different parts of the world. In doing so, the book adopts both a functional and regional approach. Firstly, thematic chapters discuss the typology of insurgencies (ethnopolitical, religious and ideological), past and potential responses to them, as well as the impact of advance communication technology on insurgent activity. The book then presents a series of case studies assessing the successes and failures of managing contemporary insurgencies. These are drawn from European, Asian and Middle Eastern insurgencies, as well as the global al-Qaeda network that typifies the post-9/11 challenge posed by internationally operating terrorist organizations. The case studies highlight factors and conditions that trigger, escalate, de-escalate and ultimately end insurgent campaigns. The book concludes with an assessment of how the international community at large has responded and should respond to insurgencies in the future.
This key text brings together twenty activists, officials and researchers from the five continents to discuss this burning question of today's globalization debate. Providing rare, authoritative analyses by those who deal with the issues first hand, Civil Society and Global Finance is rich in insight and policy ideas for decision-makers, students and concerned citizens.