Central European Security Concerns Bridge, Buffer or Barrier?
This book, first published in 1993, examines the security concerns of the Central European countries in the immediate aftermath of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union brought considerable uncertainty and instability to its satellite states, now free from Moscow’s influence. This collection of essays by leading Central European experts analyses the problems and difficulties faced by these countries, as well as the opportunities offered in forging new security doctrines and alliances.
1. Security Concerns in Central Europe László Valki 2. Central Europe and the Post-Cold War European Security Order Theodor Winkler 3. Facing the Legacy of Post-Stalinist Regimes Andrzej Korbonski 4. Military Security in the Post-Communist Age: Reflections on Myths and Misperceptions Ivan Volgyes 5. Central European Security: A View from Moscow Alexander Konovalov 6. Disintegration of the USSR and Central European Security: A Polish View Antoni Kamiński and Lech Kościuk 7. Déjà Vu All Over Again? Poland’s Attempt to Avoid Entrapment Between Two Belligerents Joshua Spero 8. East-Central Europe and the Czech and Slovak Republics in a New Security Environment Vasil Hudak 9. International Ramifications of Yugoslavia’s Serial Wars: The Challenge of Ethno-National Conflicts for a Post-Cold War European Order Jacob Kipp and Timothy Thomas