Balkan Propaganda Wars by Calin HenteaBalkan Propaganda Wars by Calin Hentea

Balkan Propaganda Wars

byCalin Hentea

Paperback | October 23, 2006

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Balkan Propaganda Wars provides an historical, political, and propagandistic perspective of the volatile situation that exists in the Balkans. The book reviews the historical background of the Balkan people-especially those belonging to the former Yugoslavia-from Antiquity through the troubled centuries of the Middle Ages, and continuing with the birth of the modern Balkan states in the 19th century and the more recent political and military evolutions during the 20th century. For each period, the role of propaganda is underlined and examined. The unbiased background the book supplies will allow users to gain an impartial perspective on events such as the Yugoslav War, the Kosovo War, ethnic cleansing, and the large population shifts these events brought about. UN and NATO informational performances in Bosnia and Kosovo are deeply scrutinized and compared during UNPROFOR, IFOR, SFOR, and KFOR missions. The resulting information war between NATO and Yugoslavia are also presented and analyzed. For scholars, historians, journalists, and anyone else who wishes to understand how to see through the information they are presented on war, Balkan Propaganda Wars will prove invaluable.
Calin Hentea was born in Brasov, Transylvania, Romania. He is a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces currently working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff. He has worked in the military media and PR business as a press reporter, TV executive producer, and film director. In 1997, he accomplished public i...
Title:Balkan Propaganda WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.82 × 5.97 × 0.51 inPublished:October 23, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810857677

ISBN - 13:9780810857674

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Glossary Part 2 Foreword Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Understanding Information Warfare: Some Necessary Definitions Part 5 Particularities of Modern Information Operations Part 6 Pertinent Historical Background and Ethno-Geography of the Balkans Part 7 Bosnia: 1992-2003: UNPROFOR Media Failures and NATO Informational Achievements Part 8 Romanian Peacekeeping in Bosnia, Albania, and Kosovo: Events and First Hand Experience Part 9 Kosovo 1999: NATO versus Yugoslavia Part 10 Kosovo 1999-2004: The Efficiency of a Well-Trained Routine Part 11 The Propaganda War in the Balkans: A Deaf-Mute Dialogue Part 12 Notes Part 13 Selected Bibliography Part 14 About the Author

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Hentea, a colonel in the Romanian Armed Forces working in the psychological operation section of the Romanian General Staff and a psychological operations and information operation staff officer in NATO's headquarters in Kosovo in 2003-4, describes and assesses what he judges to be the failure of the West's information war (propaganda) activities during the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, while also looking at the propaganda efforts of other forces. In the end, he judges NATO informational failure to be the result of a "deaf- mute" dialogue wherein the West failed to understand the psychology of the Serbs or other Balkan peoples.