Event Title

Transformation of KSF and Kosovo Security in the Regional Context

Presenter Information

Gladjola Kapaj

Session

Security Studies

Description

The KSF is a new force, with a new mandate, and ahead of a long journey to reach the capacity of a real army. Faced with the process of transforming the KSF from a civil defense force into an army, Kosovo faces internal and external challenges. Internal challenges, among others, include building an army almost from scretch, meeting the standards of a modern army, establishing the legal framework, purchasing equipment, and training the personnel of the forces themselves. As external challenges is the fact that even if the army building is successfully completed resulting in a modern army, the protection of Kosovo's sovereignty can not be thought outside the regional context, and without becoming part of an International Alliance like that of NATO. After an analysis of the principles that states pledge to adhere to in the North Atlantic Treaty, it is noted that the main principles are as follows: states pledge to preserve freedom, common property, and their people. They are based on the principles of democracy, individual freedom, and the rule of law.

Keywords:

NATO, Kosovo Security, Western Balkans, Kosofo Security Forces

ISBN

978-9951-550-47-5

Location

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

Start Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

End Date

30-10-2021 12:00 AM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2021.133

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Transformation of KSF and Kosovo Security in the Regional Context

UBT Kampus, Lipjan

The KSF is a new force, with a new mandate, and ahead of a long journey to reach the capacity of a real army. Faced with the process of transforming the KSF from a civil defense force into an army, Kosovo faces internal and external challenges. Internal challenges, among others, include building an army almost from scretch, meeting the standards of a modern army, establishing the legal framework, purchasing equipment, and training the personnel of the forces themselves. As external challenges is the fact that even if the army building is successfully completed resulting in a modern army, the protection of Kosovo's sovereignty can not be thought outside the regional context, and without becoming part of an International Alliance like that of NATO. After an analysis of the principles that states pledge to adhere to in the North Atlantic Treaty, it is noted that the main principles are as follows: states pledge to preserve freedom, common property, and their people. They are based on the principles of democracy, individual freedom, and the rule of law.