Central-East European Policy Review 2011
October 11, 2011
This policy review, an annual publication, monitors and assesses developments in the central and eastern parts of Europe to provide recommendations for policy initiatives by Western governments and multinational institutions. The first volume in 2010 focused on the Western Balkans. This second volume explores the Central-East European region, including the Visegrad states of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland, and the former Yugoslav republic of Slovenia. From their differing perspectives, the expert contributing authors examine the international environment—NATO and EU policies, U.S. relations, regional cooperation, and economic trends—and offer detailed country studies. The Central European states have become increasingly diversified and have entered a new era in which they will need to balance their national interests with membership in international institutions such as the EU and NATO. Their contribution to regional security, economic development, and EU effectiveness will also impact their relations with the United States.