This is the author's accepted manuscript version of, Chapman, B. (2014) NATO in the Balkans. In War in the Balkans: An Encyclopedic History from the Fall of the Ottoman Empire to the Breakup of Yugoslavia. Richard C. Hall (Ed.). (Volume 1, 198-199). Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.


This encyclopedia entry examines the contemporary and recent historic role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Balkan countries. It also discusses and emerging security concerns affecting these countries.


Balkans, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Partnership for Peace, Warsaw Pact, non-aligned movement, European Union, geopolitics, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)

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