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On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence, becoming the seventh state to emerge from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. A tiny country of just two million people, 90% of whom are ethnic Albanians, Kosovo is central-geographically, historically, and politically-to the future of the Western Balkans and, in turn, its potential future within the European Union. But the fate of both Kosovo, condemned by Serbian leaders as a "fake state" and the region as a whole, remains uncertain.

In Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know®, Tim Judah provides a straight-forward guide to the complicated place that is Kosovo. Judah, who has spent years covering the region, offers succinct, penetrating answers to a wide range of questions: Why is Kosovo important? Who are the Albanians? Who are the Serbs? Why is Kosovo so important to Serbs? What role does Kosovo play in the region and in the world? Judah reveals how things stand now and presents the history and geopolitical dynamics that have led to it. The most important of these is the question of the right to self-determination, invoked by the Kosovo Albanians, as opposed to right of territorial integrity invoked by the Serbs. For many Serbs, Kosovo's declaration of independence and subsequent recognition has been traumatic, a savage blow to national pride. Albanians, on the other hand, believe their independence rights an historical wrong: the Serbian conquest (Serbs say "liberation") of Kosovo in 1912.

For anyone wishing to understand both the history and possible future of Kosovo at this pivotal moment in its history, this book offers a wealth of insight and information in a uniquely accessible format.

What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.

About the Author

Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist covering the Balkans. He is the author of Kosovo: War and Revenge, and The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia.

Table of Contents

c Preface: Why Kosovo?

Who are the Albanians?

Who are the Serbs?

Why is Kosovo so important to Serbs?

A Brief History

Kosovo in World War Two

Kosovo in Yugoslavia

The Beginning of the end

Who was Milosevic? How did he use Kosovo?

The birth of the Kosovo Liberation Army

The UN years. 1999 - ?

Who wants what?

Kosovo and the Region

Kosovo and the World

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195373455
Author:
Judah, Tim
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Tim
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Eastern Europe - Balkan Republics
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
History
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Nationalism
Subject:
Kosovo (Republic) - History
Subject:
Serbs - Kosovo (Republic) - History
Subject:
History, World | European | Other European Nations
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.16x5.54x.63 in. .58 lbs.

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