Iím a student of journalism in the Faculty of Political Sciences(which school) in Belgrade. Euro-Atlantic integrations of Serbia are my field of interest, and as I consider myself a future political reporter or even a politician, I believe that this program, which deals with International Security and NATO, could be very useful to me.
Seven years has passed since my country started it's journey toward becoming a democratic society, and we are still faced with some old problems and questions. By enrolling in this program, I expect to find out about the experiences of Central European countries in transition after joining the NATO alliance. The military transformations which made these countries capable of resolving security issues and cooperating with their neighbours are of great interest to me. In short Ė What is Serbiaís recipe for cooperating with and developing a relationship with NATO?
Iím very curious to talk with the experts in this field about the pros and cons of Serbiaís entrance into the NATO alliance, particularly in light of new anti-NATO rhetoric emanating from the Democratic Party of Serbia (which is one of the coalition partners in the cabinet), and itís decision to remove Serbia's full fledged membership in the Alliance, as the party's goal. Also, I have a personal dilemma - could NATO and EU integrations be separate issues for Serbia? Is it possible, in our case, to stay out of NATO and still join the EU? Also, how does NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 affect public opinion on this issue?
As the leader of the peacekeeping mission to Kosovo during the process which determined the final status of Kosovo, NATO has an essential role in maintaining the peace and bringing stability to the region. In the case of a unilateral proclamation of independence of Kosovo Ė will KFOR be able to safeguard local Serbs, and what can we learn from the violent unrest in march 17th 2004?( sorry not quite sure what you mean by this statement.
Is this proclamation something that will happen or has it already happened)
These are some of the major questions I expect to get answers to during this course of study. I am sure that this new knowledge will greatly benefit my academic and professional future.
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