Kosovo’s Membership and Representation in Regional Security Initiatives


Anëtarësimi dhe përfaqësimi i Kosovës në nismat rajonale të sigurisë

Kosovar Centre for Security Studies (KCSS)


Donika Emini


In particular, the challenges are present with respect to Kosovo’s access to defense related regional initiatives. While Kosovo’s recent membership in the RCC is expected to open the doors for representation and access to other regional security initiatives, the findings in this paper show that the progress is limited and accompanied by a wide variety of challenges. By not being fully-fledged member, Kosovo is constrained in benefiting from joint operations and activities in the field of rule of law, justice and security. Consequently, the political agreements reached in the dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia and the concept of introducing regional cooperation in the Western Balkans, are seriously challenged.