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De-Balkanizing the Balkans: Security and Stability in Southeastern Europe

De-Balkanizing the Balkans: Security and Stability in Southeastern Europe

Thursday, September 30, 1999

By: Andrew J. Pierre

Summary In the aftermath of the Kosovo conflict, Southeastern Europe is at a crossroad. Today's historic opportunity is to create a zone of security and stability in a region that has known little of either. Otherwise, the Balkans will become a permanent black hole in the heart of Europe. The governments of Southeastern Europe, having responded positively to the West's call for cooperation during the conflict--in most cases against their own public opinion--and having incurred subst...

Type: Special Report

Balkans Initiative

Balkans Initiative

USIP has been engaged in the Balkans since 1996, starting in Bosnia immediately after the signing of the Dayton Accords, and later expanding its activities to Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

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