By James Ker-Lindsay
In February 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. was once this the ultimate bankruptcy within the break-up of Yugoslavia and the winning end to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s? Or used to be it only one extra mistaken flip within the route to balance within the Balkans which has set a deadly precedent for neighborhood clash in the course of the global? whilst the UN defense Council authorized negotiations to figure out the ultimate prestige of Kosovo in October 2005, so much observers with a bit of luck anticipated the Serbian province to develop into an autonomous kingdom by means of the tip of the next year. besides the fact that, the method didn't pass as deliberate. Kosovo: the trail to Contested Statehood within the Balkans charts the process the prestige approach from 2005 to the current and analyzes how and why it went so very wrong. This transparent and perceptive account should be crucial interpreting for an individual with an curiosity within the contemporary historical past of the Balkans or in overseas clash solution.