The breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s was accompanied internecine strife and civil war, particularly in Serbia. RAND has explored the role of allied forces in helping to end the fighting, and of NATO and the United Nations in running peacekeeping and stability operations in Serbia and its neighbors.
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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.
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.
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.
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In a collective display of wisdom and will in the Balkans, the U.S. and Europe imposed an uneasy peace upon the war-torn region in the second half of the 1990s.
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.
The Balkans: Challenges and Priorities for the Next Adminstration
Weighs and analyzes the various factors and pressures that appear to have most heavily shaped Milosevic's decisionmaking. The analysis offers insights into the capabilities that the United States and its allies will need for future coercive operations.
This volume presents case studies of U.S. and Russian peacekeeping and peacemaking operations since the end of the Cold War.
This paper records remarks delivered on February 1, 1994, four days before the violence in Sarajevo that triggered a NATO ultimatum. It sketches several policy options on the table--the U.S. position at the January 1994 NATO Summit, the modified lift...