Accession Number : ADA294995

Title :   British Involvement in the Bosnian War: Strategic Culture and National Interests.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hein, August H.

PDF Url : ADA294995

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : This thesis examines the British involvement in the current Bosnian War by focusing on two specific policy determinants, strategic culture and national interests. The thesis assigns working definitions to these two concepts and then applies them to the Balkan conflict to determine how each has motivated the British decision to intervene in the current crisis. The thesis also provides a concise survey of the historical British interests in the Balkans, in support of this study. The thesis concludes that each concept has exerted some influence on British decision making with respect to the Balkans. Indeed, strategic culture can wield considerable impact in the formation of British foreign policy. The narrowly defined concept of national interest that is employed in this work has also been a factor in British efforts in the current Balkan struggle, only to a lesser degree.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *WARFARE, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *ETHNIC GROUPS, DECISION MAKING, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, THESES, GEOPOLITICS, HISTORY, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, YUGOSLAVIA, GREAT BRITAIN.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE