Kosovo: An Unlikely Success Still in the Making

Author: Daniel Serwer directs the conflict management program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The modern Kosovo state is a product of Albanian nonviolent and violent rebellion, Serbian repression, the dissolution of socialist Yugoslavia, state collapse in Albania, NATO intervention, U.S. and EU support, Russian weakness, and UN administration. Without one or another of these ingredients, it might never have occurred, and certainly not in the surprising way that it did. 

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