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Bosnia’s Defence Review and NATO Membership


Bosnia remains outside looking in at NATO and the EU. Effective defence reform could spell the beginning of a new chapter in its multilateral engagement

Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Ministry of Defence has embarked upon a defence review, which it plans to conclude in the middle of this year. Officials have pointed out that this is not a ‘strategic’ defence review on the British model of 1998. It is in essence a review of force structure: a necessary stage in the process set in motion by the Dayton Agreement of 1995. The country is a candidate for membership of NATO. However, its Membership Action Plan (MAP) submission was

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Michael Codner

Senior Associate Fellow for Military History

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