Post Tagged with: "kosovo"

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

A Goal at a Time: Sports and Kosovo’s Statehood

Battling the everyday struggles of a lagging economy, it is the next goal or gold medal that Kosovo greatly relies on for the dissemination of its political voice.

“Balkanizing” the War on Terror

“Balkanizing” the War on Terror

While the EU and the US must reassess risks and potential investments in the Western Balkans they must also learn to separate the politics from the true security threats.

Citizenship in the Post-Yugoslav States: States, Nations, Rights

Citizenship in the Post-Yugoslav States: States, Nations, Rights

In the post-Yugoslav laboratory, different aspects of the regulation of membership have been adapted to strengthen the rule of an ethnic community or political faction.

Engaging with Contested States: How Much Interaction Constitutes Recognition?

Engaging with Contested States: How Much Interaction Constitutes Recognition?

The issue of engagement without recognition, where states interact (or choose not to interact) with ‘contested states’ is of increasing importance and raises issues of real practical significance.

Review – Citizenship after Yugoslavia

Review – Citizenship after Yugoslavia

The demise of Yugoslavia gave rise to the creation of new nation-states, whose emerging ‘citizenship regimes’ are analysed in this collection to ascertain their origins and shortcomings.

Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo

Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo

Communicative ethics is not about passing moral judgement on the use of force in Kosovo, but rather of demonstrating legitimacy shortcomings by identifying constraints on communicative practices.

Russia’s Foreign Policy in Kosovo

Russia’s Foreign Policy in Kosovo

Russia’s Balkans strategy is one of deterrence. It will maintain a high-profile denial of Kosovo’s independence and attempt to block the new nation from the international stage.

The Significance of Kosovo*

The Significance of Kosovo*

Four years after Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, a more comprehensive settlement that ties up all the loose ends between Belgrade and Pristina is needed.

The ICJ and Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence: Anything Resolved?

The ICJ and Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence: Anything Resolved?

I always tell my students, when sitting an exam, that they have to answer the question that has been set rather than one that they feel comfortable with. No analogy is ever perfect, but this one sums up pretty neatly the outcome of the deliberations by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Kosovo: misreading the lessons for Iraq – and now Iran

Kosovo: misreading the lessons for Iraq – and now Iran

According to a widely-accepted myth, NATO’s military intervention over Kosovo, bear-led by the US and UK, was a grand success. This misperception helped to encourage the blundering attack on Iraq four years later, and may yet lead to further blunders over Iran. So it’s important to learn the true lessons of the Kosovo events if mistakes made then are not to be repeated yet again.

Assessing the Legality of Kosovo’s Declaration of Independence

On February 17, 2008, the parliament of Kosovo declared Kosovo’s independence from Serbia. This essay considers whether the declaration of independence and the recognition by various states of that declaration can be justified under existing international law.

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