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          • Year: 2015
          • Serbia – NATO Defence Cooperation

          • This study analyses the "exceptionality" of Serbia’s relations with NATO, both from a broad perspective concerning Serbia’s society and political landscape, and from a more specific perspective related to defence. Author pointed out that Serbia has entirely ruled out joining NATO thus far, but it has joined the PfP initiative and established permanent relations with the alliance.

        • Serbia’s political set-up remains highly influenced by public aversion to NATO, caused by memories of the 1999 bombing campaign, as well as by NATO’s support for the independence of Kosovo.

          This has inhibited the building of a national consensus on key security issues and the development of adequate strategies, meaning that defence cooperation between Serbia and NATO has remained at an underdeveloped stage.

          Nevertheless, there are several areas of Serbia’s defence sector which have benefited to various degrees from cooperation with NATO, such as: defence reform, defence planning, personnel management, military education and training and the disposal of excessive and obsolete ammunition and weapons.

          A more pragmatic approach should be applied to further progress, better supported by cost-benefit analysis. In addition, it should be better presented to Serbian society.

        • Tags: NATO and Serbia, nato, defence cooperation, Security Research Forum
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