Balkan Propaganda Wars provides an historical, political, and propagandistic perspective of the volatile situation that exists in the Balkans. The book reviews the historical background of the Balkan people-especially those belonging to the former Yugoslavia-from Antiquity through the troubled centuries of the Middle Ages, and continuing with the birth of the modern Balkan states in the 19th century and the more recent political and military evolutions during the 20th century. For each period, the role of propaganda is underlined and examined.
Calin Hentea was born in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania. He is a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces currently working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff. He has worked in the military media and PR business as a press reporter, TV executive producer, and film director. In 1997, he accomplished public information officer's tasks during the "Alba" operation in Albania and in 2003 - 2004 he acted as a psychological operations and information operation staff officer in NATO's headquarters in Pristina, Kosovo. He has published several books on propaganda, media war, and military history.
Part 1 Glossary Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Understanding Information Warfare: Some Necessary Definitions Part 5 Particularities of Modern Information Operations Part 6 Pertinent Historical Background and Ethno-Geography of the Balkans Part 7 Bosnia: 1992-2003: UNPROFOR Media Failures and NATO Informational Achievements Part 8 Romanian Peacekeeping in Bosnia, Albania, and Kosovo: Events and First Hand Experience Part 9 Kosovo 1999: NATO versus Yugoslavia Part 10 Kosovo 1999-2004: The Efficiency of a Well-Trained Routine Part 11 The Propaganda War in the Balkans: A Deaf-Mute Dialogue Part 12 Notes Part 13 Selected Bibliography Part 14 About the Author