By James Ker-Lindsay
In February 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. was once this the ultimate bankruptcy within the break-up of Yugoslavia and the profitable end to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s? Or used to be it only one extra flawed flip within the route to balance within the Balkans which has set a perilous precedent for nearby clash through the global?
When the UN safety Council accepted negotiations to figure out the ultimate prestige of Kosovo in October 2005, such a lot observers hopefully anticipated the Serbian province to turn into an autonomous nation through the tip of the subsequent year. besides the fact that, the method didn't move as deliberate.
Kosovo: the trail to Contested Statehood in the Balkans charts the process the prestige method from 2005 to the current and analyzes how and why it went so very wrong. This transparent and perceptive account might be crucial interpreting for a person with an curiosity within the contemporary heritage of the Balkans or in foreign clash resolution.
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