• Blog

    What Intervention Looks Like

    The question, then, is whether stopping the fighting—which could also require forcibly removing Qaddafi—is worth the price of deep military engagement and responsibility for Libya's postwar future, writes Robert E. Hunter.

    Mar 16, 2011

  • Blog

    European Union at Cross Purposes in Kosovo

    Of all the international actors involved in Kosovo right now, the European Union has by far the most at stake. It is also in the strongest position to remedy the situation. Sadly, it is too divided over Kosovo's declaration of independence over a year ago to take effective action, writes Christopher Chivvis.

    Apr 27, 2009

  • Blog

    Kosovo and South Ossetia More Different Than Similar

    The Russian government has long highlighted the similarities between Kosovo and South Ossetia.... The two situations, however, while similar on some points, are fundamentally different where it matters: in their implications for the future of international relations, writes Olga Oliker.

    Aug 25, 2008

  • Blog

    An Independent Kosovo Was a Part of the U.N.'s Plan

    Diplomatic wrangling over Kosovo’s declaration of independence this week has created a good deal of misunderstanding about the U.N. Security Council Resolution that defines that society’s current status and future evolution, writes James Dobbins.

    Feb 25, 2008

  • Report

    Learning Large Lessons: The Evolving Roles of Ground Power and Air Power in the Post-Cold War Era

    Analyzes the post-Cold War shift in the relative roles of ground and air power in major operations and their joint implications. This revised edition includes updates and an index.

    Mar 8, 2007

  • Journal Article

    Law and Order in an Emerging Democracy: Lessons from the Reconstruction of Kosovo's Police and Justice Systems

    This study examines the reconstruction by the United Nations of Kosovo's internal security infrastructure from 1999 to 2004.

    Dec 31, 2005

  • Blog

    The Kosovars Need to Know Where They're Headed

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Oct 29, 2004

  • Blog

    Kosovo: Delaying is the Least-Bad Option

    The recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Kosovo has led to a good deal of soul-searching within the international community. A noble experiment in building a multi-ethnic Kosovo seems to have ended in failure. European governments are rethinking their approach. Talk of partition is gaining currency.

    Aug 2, 2004

  • Blog

    We've Been Down This Road Before

    commentaries by RAND Staff: insightful commentaries on current events, published in newspapers, magazines and journals worldwide.

    Jul 17, 2003

  • Report

    The Conflict Over Kosovo: Why Milosevic Decided to Settle When He Did

    This report examines the reasons Slobodan Milosevic, the then president of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, decided on June 3, 1999, to accept NATO's conditions for terminating the conflict over Kosovo.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • People

    Bruce R. Pirnie

    Adjunct Staff
    Education Ph. in modern history, Rupprecht-Karl University, Heidelberg, Germany; M.A. in international relations, Boston University; B.A. in humanities, Princeton University

  • Periodical

    Balkan Duty

    Five weeks into a NATO campaign to bomb Yugoslavia and return self-rule to Kosovo, a panel of RAND experts grappled with the broader issues: the forces of history, the future of NATO, the lessons of the air war, potential strategies for ground troops, and sweeping implications for Europe and America. The ...

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