[The following article originally appeared in the George C. Marshall Center Monthly Activity Report: February 2010.]
More than sixty inter-ministerial security professionals gathered at the Army House in Sarajevo February 22 to discuss NATO membership responsibilities. Among the guests were the ministers of defense, foreign affairs, and security as well as the Commandant, NATO Headquarters (HQ) Sarajevo, and the Norwegian ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH).
Besides the 27 alumni who attended, there were representatives from the Ministry of Interior, U.S. Embassy, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the University of Sarajevo, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the media.
Marshall Center Director, Dr. John Rose, opened the round-table, followed by the center's Dr. Dragan Lozancic, who gave the background to Croatia's NATO accession and spoke about their experiences since membership. Last to speak was Commandant Brigadier General John Bullard, NATO HQ Sarajevo, who discussed NATO's new strategic concept in light of the changing security environment.
The round-table also provided the opportunity to announce the new President of the alumni association, Ms. Ankica …