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        • Three issues have been at the focus of Western Balkans Security Observer (WBSO) No. 11: security sector reform in transforming societies, political misuse of conflict and the parliamentary control of European Security and Defence Policy. When he was examining the history of police reform in Serbia, Barry Ryan emphasized the importance of understanding specific context in which security sector reform was implemented. Recognizing this fact, Djordje Popovic presented his insight on the book written by Timothy Edmunds, entitled „Security Sector Reform in Transforming Societies: Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro".

          The political misuse of conflicts was elaborated in three separate papers, first being written by Jelena Radoman, editor of this issue of WBSO. She explained how the Russian 1999 offensive in Chechnya brought Putin’s name to worldwide attention, making him a political figure par excellence, just in time for the presidential elections. Vera Stojarova and Miroslav Maleš examined whether the heritage of the conflict with Serbs living in what is commonly known as the Krajina region could hamper Croatia’s efforts to become EU member state. Finally, Tatjana Petrović compared the approach of Russia and European Union in two of the great crisis of 2008: one in Kosovo, and the other in Georgia.

          Dragana Đurašinović Radojević’s paper shows how the uncertainties surrounding efforts to effectively monitor European Security and Defence Policy by member states’ parliaments could double the democratic deficit already felt in many areas of EU policy making.

          Apart from the one written by Đorđe Popović, two more book reviews found their place in the 11th issue of WBSO: first one was written by Marko Savković, dedicated to a new collection of papers published by Belgrade’s Institute for International Politics and Economics, and the other by Guest Researcher in CCMR, Biljana Kotevska, who took interest in the book "The Foreign Policy of the European Union", written by Stephan Keukeleire and Jennifer Macnaughtan.

          You can also find the official invitation to authors and all other parties interested, to the "Culture and Security Sector Reform" conference scheduled for May 2009. 

        • Tags: reform, Security sector, SSR, police refom, police, russia, Putin, chechnya, security policy, European Union, frozen conflict, heritage, European parliament
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