Serbia

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.

  • Report

    Report

    Russia's Limit of Advance: Scenarios

    Russia's ability to deploy military forces around the world is significantly depleted from the Soviet era. This report describes the strengths and weaknesses of Russia's ground force deployment capacity.

    May 27, 2020

  • A woman grieves near the grave of a relative who was a victim of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, at the Potocari Memorial Center and Cemetery, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Commentary

    20 Years Later, the Lessons of Bosnia-Herzegovina

    U.S. intervention in Bosnia ended the fighting, bought time for a political solution to be reached, and halted the humanitarian crisis. But 20 years later, the prospects for lasting peace and a true multiethnic society to emerge in Bosnia are not encouraging.

    Aug 19, 2015

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    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

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    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

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    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

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Majority Rule That Respects Minorities

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Jun 11, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Carrots Are as Vital as Sticks in the Balkans

    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.

    Jan 6, 2004

  • Report

    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

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Why Milosevic Decided to Settle the Conflict Over Kosovo When He Did

    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.

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    Report

    The Balkans: Challenges and Priorities for the Next Administration

    The Balkans: Challenges and Priorities for the Next Administration

    Jan 1, 2001

  • Report

    Report

    U.S. and Russian Policymaking With Respect to the Use of Force

    This volume presents case studies of U.S. and Russian peacekeeping and peacemaking operations since the end of the Cold War.

    Jan 1, 1996

  • Report

    Report

    Rehabilitating Serbia

    Rehabilitating Serbia

    Jan 1, 1995

  • Report

    Report

    Yugoslavia: What Future?

    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...

    Jan 1, 1994