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North Macedonia - A Success Story


The lessons NATO learned during their operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo led to an under-appreciated success story, North Macedonia. In this episode we discuss how the Alliance successfully enforced a military ceasefire in North Macedonia and led Operation Essential Harvest, which disarmed rebels and ensured the basis for an effective diplomatic and political dialogue. All this was accomplished without deadly force or destruction.

HOSTS: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso 

GUESTS: Mark Laity, Carmen Romero 


Joint Statement on the ceasefires in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 5 July 2001

EU and NATO agree concerted approach for the Western Balkans, 29 July 2003

Mark Laity, Preventing war in Macedonia. Pre-emptive Diplomacy for the 21stcentury.  Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Whitehall Paper 68, 2007.

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