2.19 - Kosovo Independence a new declaration of...

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2/19/08 Kosovo Independence -2/17/08- a new declaration of independence -1991- 1 st declaration -1989-1999- “emergency measures” and segregation -1999- NATO military intervention -Clinton Administration -humanitarian reasons (“Just War”) -regional stability (UN Charter) -NATO credibility (Multilateral Unity) -sets a precedent by bypassing UN Security Council -US current intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq -1999-2008- UNMIK and KFOR -Current Declaration -Repercussions for minorities and “frozen conflicts” -Basques in Spain, Chechens in Russia, Ossetians in Georgia -all seeking independence through violent means Multilateralism -Principles -indivisibility -actions of or against one have repercussions for all -generalized principles of conduct -ideally, the states would be equals -how do states interact with each other? -reciprocity and cooperation -common ways to make norms work -3 major approaches to multilateralism -Individualist (rationalist) -short-term alliances -coalition against Iraq -nationalist interests
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