NATO After the End of the Cold War

Abstract:

The article analyses the process of the NATO enlargement after 1990. It starts by a detailed analysis of the secret negotiations which have been started just after the end of the Cold War. In the light of the institutional liberalism, the NATO enlargement is a positive process which satisfied especially new member states. But in the light of the American neorealism, this process resulted into profound changes in the balance of the security threats and into a large militarisation and tension at the new Eastern frontier of NATO in a direct neighbourhood with the Russia. New military units with the modern arms systems are deployed over there and we are witnessing a growing number of dangerous military incidents. As a result, the contemporary situation needs new political negotiations between two competitors and a shift from the contemporary negative Peace towards the positive Peace.    

Assoc. Prof. Jan Eichler is born in 1952. He graduated from the Military Political Academy in Bratislava. In the past he was also the deputy head of the department at the Institute for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Defense (1991-1993), worked in the General Staff of the Czechoslovak Army (1990-1991) and at the Ministry of Defense of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic (1982-1990). In 1985, he defended his dissertation (PhD) and in 2004 defended his habilitation thesis (doc.). Since 1994, he works as a senior researcher at the Centre for European Politics In addition, he teaches at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague. His professional interests include transatlantic relations, strategic culture, international security, wars in today's world and terrorism. He is a member of the doctoral study board of the FSV UK, MUP Praha, and FBMI ČVUT. He is author of 2 monographs in English, of 6 monographs in Czech and of a lot articles in the reviews in Czech Republic as well as abroad (France, USA, UK, Germany).   

Country: Czech Republic

18/05/2021

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  • Comment Link Wednesday, 15 September 2021 15:21 posted by Karel Kozák

    Str. 3 NATO po skončení studené války

    Jan Eichler

    Velmi obsáhlý článek v českém jazyce řeší problematiku bezpečnosti a obrany. Hlavní zaměření je na proces rozšiřování NATO. Charakterizuje události a významné osobnosti, které se na vývoji podílely. Výzkumné otázky řeší v neorealistickém pojetí. Článek je vhodný pro seznámení odborné i laické veřejnosti. Velmi dobře zpracovaný.
    Mohlo by být vhodné objasnit nové pojmy.
    Domnívám se, že použití pojmu sdílené sousedství není vhodné. Je tady železná opona?

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