Ever since the revolutions of 1989-1990, most Central and Eastern European states have been striving to adhere to Euro-Atlantic institutions-NATO and the European Union. Written by an "inside" participant/observer, NATO and the Czech and Slovak Republics: A Comparative Study in Civil-Military Relations charts the successes, shortcomings, and continuing challenges faced by the Czech Republic in its quest to receive an invitation to join the NATO alliance in July 1997, in its prepartion for accession in March 1999, and during its first four years as a NATO ally, and by Slovakia in its quest to receive an invitation in November 2002. In addition Jeffrey Simon provides a conceptual framework of civil-military relations that draws upon the lessons of post-Communist transition in the entire Central and East European region. The result is a comprehensive and original study of civil-military relations in two of the most important and interesting transition states of the post-Soviet era.
Jeffrey Simon is senior fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University.
Part 1 Part I: Czechoslovakia: From Unity to Federation and Divorce Chapter 2 Revolution and Democratic Control of the Military Chapter 3 Hastily Concluded Defense Reform Chapter 4 Czechoslovakia's Velvet Divorce Part 5 Part II: Czech Republic: Advancing toward Democracy Chapter 6 Establishing the Legal Basis for Democratic Oversight Chapter 7 A New Defense Minister, Vilem Holan Chapter 8 1996 Parliamentary Elections, Miloslav Vyborny Takes Charge Chapter 9 Klaus's Demise and the Rise of Josef Tosovsky Chapter 10 June 1998 Parliamentary Elections Chapter 11 Vetchy's Demise and Tvrdik's Accession Chapter 12 2002 Elections Return Social Democrats and Tvrdik Chapter 13 Conclusion-Czech Republic Part 14 Part III: Slovakia: Overcoming Instability and Special Problems Chapter 15 The First Meciar Government (January 1993-March 1994) Chapter 16 The Moravcik Government (March-December 1994) Chapter 17 Meciar's Return (December 1994-November 1998) Chapter 18 A Political Year-1998 Chapter 19 The Mikulas Dzurinda Government (October 1998) Chapter 20 Jozef Stank's Defense Reform Chapter 21 Septemeber 2002 Parliamentary Elections Chapter 22 Conclusion-Slovak Republic Part 23 Part IV: Coming Full Circle: Civil-Military Relations Chapter 24 NATO and Civil-Military Relations Chapter 25 Coming Full Circle