UDC 327.56:351.861(470)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 68 (2017)
Vol. 68, No 1165, pp. 54-72

Original scientific paper
Received: 30 Oct 2016
Accepted: 30 Nov 2016


Knežević Božidar (Doktorand na Fakultetu političkih nauka (međunarodne i evropske studije)), knezevic.bozidar@gmail.com

The author analyzes the relationship between the CSTO and NATO as well as CSTO efforts to establish cooperation between the two organizations of collective security with respect to the common challenges and recognizes the risks and security threats (international terrorism, illegal migrations, people and narcotic trafficking). The CSTO attempts at establishing relations and cooperation with NATO, lasted for ten years, from 2004 to 2014. NATO do not want the establishment of cooperation as the CSTO is viewed as an organization founded by Moscow to counter potential impact of the USA and NATO on the post-Soviet space. Further relations between the two organizations will directly depend on the resumption of the functioning of the Council NATO – Russia, whose work is suspended due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Keywords: CSTO, NATO, Russia, CIS, Eurasia, collective security