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The Conversion of Military Areas in the Baltic States

  • Jussi S. Jauhiainen
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Abstract

The ‘peace dividend’ after the Cold War has led to the closure of over 8,000 military bases globally. The United States and Russia have been responsible for 80 per cent, and many of them have been in Germany and Eastern Europe. The technological development of strategic weapons and information technology have made much conventional armament unnecessary (BICC 1996: 178) and, in addition, economic instability during the last decade has made it necessary to redesign the national defence budgets. Recently the pace of disarmament has slowed down somewhat, but the demand for conversion has not been reduced.

Keywords

Baltic State Military Basis Regional Airport Military Area Base Conversion 
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