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Accession Number ADA574563
Title Albanian-NATO Relations in the Fight Against International Terrorism.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 123p
Personal Author D. Tola
Abstract After the September 11 attacks on the United States, Albania, a majority-Muslim country in a region vulnerable to 21st-century threats -- and at the time, a candidate NATO member -- aligned immediately and publically with the North Atlantic Alliance to fight international terrorism. This decision reflected a process of political and institutional transformation in Albania that has important implications for both Albania, as a new NATO member, and the alliance, as it faces the counterterrorism challenges of the coming years. This thesis examines the effects of NATO policy and practice throughout the accession process (1994-2009), and afterward, in shaping and guiding Albanian counterterrorism efforts. The thesis argues that this relationship has positive consequences for Albania in terms of international security, defense and military affairs, and domestic security. This suggests that, in the future, Albania will continue to be a committed member of the Alliance, ready to play its role in fostering and extending cooperation with partner countries in the fight against international terrorism. The Albanian-NATO partnership also underscores for NATO the importance of developing partnerships to counter international terrorism.
Keywords Albania
Albania-nato partnership
Albanian-nato relations
Cold war
Cost benefit analysis
International relations
International terrorism
Military forces(Foreign)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
74 - Military Sciences
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Dept. of National Security Affairs.
Document Type Thesis
Title Note Master's thesis.
NTIS Issue Number 1318
Contract Number N/A

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