Employing forgotten profession: Macedonian military diplomacy as a mean to the strategic ends

Hadji-Janev, Metodi (2013) Employing forgotten profession: Macedonian military diplomacy as a mean to the strategic ends. Political Thought, 11 (43). pp. 33-41. ISSN 1409-9853

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Abstract

Dynamics in international relations after the Cold War have clearly confirmed that the connection between diplomacy and use of force should not be seen as two ends of a spectrum. To address current security threats after the Cold War victorious Western powers have introduced a range of new missions for military forces. These missions have unequivocally imposed necessity for global change in military culture. It is clear now that to effectively transfer political guidance in to tasks on terrain, among others, midlevel and junior officers along with noncommissioned officers must demonstrate diplomatic skills. Republic of Macedonia is active partner in the War on terror since 2002. In addition harmonization of defense law in accordance with the Euro-Atlantic aspirations is not just the argument about Macedonian political elite’s dedication to these values, but also an argument that supports pledged efforts for active contribution toward World’s peace and security. Nevertheless despite success of our military forces during recent deployments it could be argued that we have not fully exploited it and gain broader social domestic achievements as our Western Allies do. Therefore the article argues that Macedonia must reconsider its rusty defense and military diplomacy and profit from military deployment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Social Sciences > Political Science
Divisions: UGD Centers and Institutes
Depositing User: Metodi Hadzi-Janev
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2013 14:46
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2013 10:08
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/7901

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