Opportunities for Development of Defense Cooperation between Southeastern European CountriesJournal: Journal of Innovations and Sustainability (Vol.4, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2018-09-30
Authors : Natalia Bekiarova Marin Petkov;
Page : 39-51
Keywords : multinational military cooperation; military capabilities; regional cooperation; challenges;
The article considers the multilayer military cooperation between the SEE countries over the past 20 years. The need exists to enhance cooperation from mere "interaction" to the possibility of joint acquisition and sharing of arms and equipment and a real increase in military capabilities in the countries of the region. The Bulgarian initiative SEEDEFCO (Southeastern Europe Defense Cooperation) is introduced. The challenges that stimulate or hinder the implementation of this policy are reviewed. The conclusion is that the Balkan countries are not yet ready to transform their synergy into modern regional military cooperation.
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