The War For Kosovo

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The War for Kosovo: Serbia’s Political-Military Strategy By Barry R. Posen Summary by Jeremy Guterl Significance to Course: 1. Serbia was able to accomplish several of its goals, despite the fact that it was  fighting against a vastly superior (militarily) opponent. 2. Serbia’s key strategy was to split NATO and create enough dissent so that it  could continue with its strategies as long as possible; it was fairly successful in this,  though not enough so as to “win.” 3. Serbia was able to manipulate the international system so as to accomplish its  key strategy. Summary By Part: The Decision for War Why was Serbia willing to fight to keep control? o Presence of historical/religious sites significant to Serb national identity o Resistance to secessionist movements common to all states o (Written in a later section) Kosovo independence might spur other  independence movements within Yugoslavia Outbreak of Fighting o Serbs expected imminent resistance to Serb rule, mounted preemptive  attack o Caught the attention of Europe and NATO o Eventually led to settlement conference in Rambouillet, France.  Settlement written by Britain, France, US, without much input from  Serbia or Kosovo. Autonomy for Kosovo
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