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The war in Kosovo was a turning point: NATO deployed its armed forces in war for the first time, and placed the controversial doctrine of "humanitarian intervention" squarely in the world's eye. It was an armed intervention for the purpose of implementing Security Council resolutions - but without Security Council authorization. This report tries to answer a number of burning questions, such as why the international community was unable to act earlier and prevent the escalation of the conflict, as well as focusing on the capacity of the United Nations to act as global peacekeeper. The Commission recommends a new status for Kosovo, "conditional independence," with the goal of lasting peace and security for Kosovo - and for the Balkan region in general. But many of the conclusions may be beneficially applied to conflicts the world-over.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199243082
ISBN-10: 0199243085
Format: Hardback
(204mm x 136mm x 26mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Kosovo Report by Independent International Commission on Kosovo

The Kosovo Report

Paperback, October 2000