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Severoatlantická aliancia a Slovensko v roku 2009
The North Atlantic Alliance and Slovakia in 2009

Author(s): Matúš Korba
Subject(s): Politics, International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)
Keywords: Slovakia; 2009; foreign policy; security; defense; military policy; NATO; Afganistan;
Summary/Abstract: In 2009 the North Atlantic Alliance commemorated the 60th anniversary of its establishment. It celebrated its anniversary as historically the most successful and most efficient intergovernmental military and political organization. The list of NATO’s achievements in the four decades of the cold war era and in the two decades that followed round the turn of the century is very impressive. Against this, the realities of the present-day global security environment and the situation within the EuroAtlantic space do not let the North Atlantic Alliance, already in existence for sixty years, have any rest. In the area of international relations in 2008 and 2009 there were several important events with direct impact on security and stability in Europe. In February 2008 most NATO Member States recognized Kosovo’s independence only then to witness the August 2008 recognition of Abkhazia’s and Southern Osetia’s independence by the Russian Federation.

  • Page Range: 35-50
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: Slovak