The Road to Independence for Kosovo

Author: Henry H. Perritt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521116244
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This book tells the story of Kosovo's independence, from earlier periods of bloodshed to its final status as a state in 2008.

Die Anerkennung des Kosovo als v lkerrechtliches Problem

Author: Florian Rühmann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640945778
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Jura - Europarecht, Völkerrecht, Internationales Privatrecht, Note: 13 Punkte, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Institut für Völkerrecht ), Veranstaltung: Seminar zum Völkerrecht / Internationalen Wirtschaftsrecht, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Durch die Unabhängigkeitserklärung der Republik Kosovo vom 17. Februar 2008 rückt die ehemals südserbische Provinz erneut ins Blickfeld einer völkerrechtlichen Betrachtung. So wirft die Sezession aus dem serbischen Staatsverband eine Reihe von Rechtsfragen auf, deren Beurteilung unter Völkerrechtlern äußerst umstritten ist. Während die serbische Regierung der Unabhängigkeit des Kosovo strikt ablehnend gegenüber steht, beurteilt die internationale Gemeinschaft die Rechtmäßigkeit der kosovarischen Sezession höchst unterschiedlich: Insbesondere Russland und China lehnen diese als eine Verletzung des Völkerrechts ab, die Staaten der westlichen Hemisphäre sprechen sich hingegen größtenteils für die Anerkennung des Kosovo aus. Ob die einseitig erklärte Unabhängigkeit einer völkerrechtlichen Prüfung standhalten kann, ist jedoch fraglich. Ist mit der Ausrufung der Republik tatsächlich ein eigenständiger Staat von dauerhafter Existenz entstanden? Sind die ausgesprochenen Anerkennungen wirklich rechtswirksam? Oder entfalten sie gar eine konstitutive Wirkung und verleihen dem Kosovo erst seine Staatsqualität? Hat Serbien seinen territorialen Titel durch die massiven Menschenrechtsverletzungen an den Kosovo-Albanern womöglich verwirkt? Können diese folglich einen Sezessionsanspruch geltend machen und sich dabei auf das Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Völker berufen? Wie ist die UN-Resolution 1244 zu bewerten, die den Kosovo unter internationale Verwaltung stellt? Ist dieser Sicherheitsratsbeschluss von der Wirklichkeit überholt worden oder dient er weiterhin als alleingültige Rechtsgrundlage? Zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen wird zunächst der historische Verlauf des Kosovo-Konflikts nachgezeichnet und sodann die Frage nach dem völkerrechtlichen Status des nunmehr unabhängigen Kosovo in den Mittelpunkt gerückt. Dabei gilt es die Rechtswirkung der ausgesprochenen Anerkennungen einer Prüfung zu unterziehen sowie das Spannungsfeld zwischen dem Selbstbestimmungsrecht der Kosovo-Albaner und der territorialen Integrität Serbiens auszuloten. Auch die Rolle der Vereinten Nationen bei der Lösung der Kosovo-Frage und damit der völkerrechtliche Status der internationalen Akteure vor und nach der Unabhängigkeitserklärung bedarf einer Analyse. Abschließend gilt es dann zu beurteilen, ob die kosovarische Unabhängigkeit einen völkerrechtlichen Einzelfall darstellt oder inwieweit es sich dabei um eine Sezession mit Beispielcharakter für andere Konfliktregionen weltweit handeln könnte.

Russia Against Napoleon

Author: Dominic Lieven
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141009357
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'Brilliant' MICHAEL GOVE, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A historian's version of War and Peace . . . this is military history of a high order, plunging us into a world of dashing dragoons and bristling moustaches, in which the largest army ever assembled came to grief in the snow outside Moscow' DOMINIC SANDBROOK, DAILY TELEGRAPH, BOOKS OF THE YEAR In the summer of 1812 Napoleon, the master of Europe, marched into Russia with the largest army ever assembled, confident that he would sweep everything before him. Yet less than two years later his empire lay in ruins, and Russia had triumphed. This is the first history to explore in depth Russia's crucial role in the Napoleonic Wars, re-creating the epic battle between two empires as never before. 'A landmark book' ECONOMIST, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A magnificent and outstanding tour-de-force . . . as exciting and sensitive as the most thrilling novel but packed with new revelations and vivid descriptions of savage battles, swashbuckling cavalrymen and towering personalities' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE, EVENING STANDARD 'Radically alters our assumptions about how Napoleon was beaten' ANDREW ROBERTS, DAILY TELEGRAPH, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'A monumental work' ORLANDO FIGS Shortlisted for the 2009 Duff Coper Prize

Meeting the Demands of Reason

Author: Jay Bergman
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A comprehensive account of Sakharov's life and intellectual development, focusing on his political thought and the effect his ideas had on Soviet society.

Kosovo Liberation Army

Author: Henry H. Perritt
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252092139
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The military intervention by NATO in Kosovo was portrayed in American media as a necessary step to prevent the Serbian armed forces from repeating the ethnic cleansing that had so deeply damaged the former Yugoslavia. Serbia trained its military on Kosovo because of an ongoing armed struggle by ethnic Albanians to wrest independence from Serbia. Warfare in the Balkans seemed to threaten the stability of Europe, as well as the peace and security of Kosovars, and yet armed resistance seemed to offer the only possibility of future stability. Leading the struggle against Serbia was the Kosovo Liberation Army, also known as the KLA. Kosovo Liberation Army: The Inside Story of an Insurgency provides a historical background for the KLA and describes its activities up to and including the NATO intervention. Henry H. Perritt Jr. offers firsthand insight into the motives and organization of a popular insurgency, detailing the strategies of recruitment, training, and financing that made the KLA one of the most successful insurgencies of the post-cold war era. This volume also tells the personal stories of young people who took up guns in response to repeated humiliation by "foreign occupiers," as they perceived the Serb police and intelligence personnel. Perritt illuminates the factors that led to the KLA's success, including its convergence with political developments in eastern Europe, its campaign for popular support both at home and abroad, and its participation in international negotiations and a peace settlement that helped pave the long road from war to peace.

Western Intervention in the Balkans

Author: Roger D. Petersen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139503308
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Conflicts involve powerful experiences. The residue of these experiences is captured by the concept and language of emotion. Indiscriminate killing creates fear; targeted violence produces anger and a desire for vengeance; political status reversals spawn resentment; cultural prejudices sustain ethnic contempt. These emotions can become resources for political entrepreneurs. A broad range of Western interventions are based on a view of human nature as narrowly rational. Correspondingly, intervention policy generally aims to alter material incentives ('sticks and carrots') to influence behavior. In response, poorer and weaker actors who wish to block or change this Western implemented 'game' use emotions as resources. This book examines the strategic use of emotion in the conflicts and interventions occurring in the Western Balkans over a twenty-year period. The book concentrates on the conflicts among Albanian and Slavic populations (Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, South Serbia), along with some comparisons to Bosnia.

Kosovo

Author: James Ker-Lindsay
Publisher: I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 9781848859623
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In February 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. Was this the final chapter in the break-up of Yugoslavia and the successful conclusion to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s? Or was it just one more wrong turn in the path to stability in the Balkans which has set a dangerous precedent for regional conflict throughout the world? When the UN Security Council authorised negotiations to determine the final status of Kosovo in October 2005, most observers confidently expected the Serbian province to become an independent state by the end of the following year. However, the process did not go as planned. Kosovo: The Path to Contested Statehood in the Balkans charts the course of the status process from 2005 to the present and analyzes how and why it went so very wrong. This clear and perceptive account will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the recent history of the Balkans or in international conflict resolution.

The Coming Balkan Caliphate

Author: Christopher Deliso
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275995256
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Well-funded groups like the Saudi-backed Wahabbis continue to exploit internal schisms within local communities, while the international administrations in Bosnia and Kosovo have actually strengthened the grip of local mafia groups--business partners of terrorists. Worst of all, the Western peacekeepers' chronic "don't rock the boat" mentality has allowed extremist groups to operate unchallenged. Nevertheless, regional demographic and cultural trends, coinciding with an increasingly hostile attitude in the larger Muslim world over Western military actions and perceived symbolic provocations, indicate that the lawless Balkans will become increasingly valuable as a strategic base for Islamic radicals over the next two decades

The Case for Kosova

Author: Anna Di Lellio
Publisher: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857287120
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This book makes the case for the independence of Kosova – the former province of 'old-Yugoslavia' and now temporarily a United Nations-led International protectorate – at a time in which international diplomacy is deeply involved in solving the contested issue of its 'Final Status'. The aim of the book is to counteract the anti-Albanian propaganda waged by some parties, but never to propose a counter-propaganda hostile to others or to the goals of a democratic Kosova.