Inter-Institutional Security Co-operation in Europe: Past, Present and Perspectives

  • Zdzislaw Lachowski
  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld


After the collapse of the bipolar system in 1989–90, great hopes were pinned on multilateral institutions as key players in managing international security relations in Europe. With time these expectations have become more realistic in the face of the evident limitations of European institutions and the nature of developments in Europe. It is worth considering the role, place and impact of these organizations on the process of shaping a new security system, and in this context, considering the degree to which the existing international structures are adequate to new needs and challenges. In recent years statesmen, diplomats and scholars have devoted a great deal of attention to the question of a new ‘security landscape’. One can be fairly sceptical about this effort for several reasons.1


Security Institution European Security Security Organization Security Structure Stability Pact 
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    See more on this in A.D. Rotfeld, ‘Conflict Prevention and Solution: New Opportunities for International Organizations’, The World of Tomorrow. 35 Essays on the New International Order (Bern: Paul Haupt Publishers, 1994), pp. 173–80.Google Scholar
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  • Zdzislaw Lachowski
  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld

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