NATO in Balkan’s Late Twenties Tide


  • Xhavit Sadrijaj



NATO, the Balkans, military intervention, new concepts


NATO did not intervene in the Balkans to overcome Yugoslavia, or destroy it, but above all to avoid violence and to end discrimination. (Shimon Peres, the former Israeli foreign minister, winner of Nobel Prize for peace) NATO’s intervention in the Balkans is the most historic case of the alliance since its establishment. After the Cold War or the "Fall of the Iron Curtain" NATO somehow lost the sense of existing since its founding reason no longer existed. The events of the late twenties in the Balkans, strongly brought back the alliance proving the great need for its existence and defining dimensions and new concepts of security and safety for the alliance in those tangled international relations.




How to Cite

Sadrijaj, X. (2016). NATO in Balkan’s Late Twenties Tide. European Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2(2), 88–94.