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The OSCE Between Crisis and Reform

1 January, 2005



Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Overall Record of the OSCE: An Overview
2.1. The Three Dimensions of Comprehensive Security
2.2. The Cycle of Conflict Management

3. The OSCE Crisis: Basic Problems and Solutions
3.1. The General Background of the Crisis
3.2. The Russian Factor
3.3. The Panel of Eminent Persons' Reform Recommendations (2005)

4. Conclusion and Policy Recommendations


The present paper offers a critical overview of the overall record of the OSCE as well as an analysis of the basic problems and possible solutions to the OSCE crisis.