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23 January 2022

Kosovo`s Independence and the Serbian Coalitions against the Kosovar Self-Determination

Romanian Journal of History and International Studies
Kosovo`s Independence and the Serbian Coalitions against the Kosovar Self-Determination

Kosovo`s  independence  remains  one  of  the  most  problematic aspects of the post-Yugoslav political order, dividing UN members, still in the phase  of  a  frozen  conflict  and  marked  by  the  split  between  Serbia`s traditional allies and the supporters of Kosovar independence. As the last episode of Yugoslavia`s explosive disintegration, the Kosovo war showed how  theradicalization  inoculated  by  the  nationalist  leadership  was responsible for the biggest humanitarian crisis after the Second World War. So profound was the impact of radicalization on society, that almost two decades after the last bullet was fired, the on-site reality is still determined by ethnic grudges. The prospect of EU integration, now the only common desideratum of the former enemies, could be considered an incentive for reconciliation. However, nationalistic outbreaks still reanimate the desire for retaliation, thereby slowing down the process of Europeanisation, especially for Kosovo, which still does not have any legally established EU ascension path.

Source: Micu A-A. (2018) Kosovo’s Independence and the Serbian Coalitions against the Kosovar Self-Determination. Romanian Journal of History and International Studies. 5(1): 33-69

Source web-site: https://rjhis.ro/ojs/index.php/rjhis/article/view/251/145

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