Kosovo by Mr. Tim Judah
War and Revenge

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"Kosovo: War & Revenge" explains how Kosovo became the crucible of one of the century's most pernicious conflicts: how Serbs and Albanians, sharing this tiny corner of Europe, became locked into a ferocious cycle of domination and revenge. It shows how the conflict that began here led not only to the destruction of the old Yugoslavia, but to a war waged by the world's most powerful military alliance. The book sets the conflict in its full historical context. It analyzes the character and career of Slobodan Milosevic and explains how Kosovo provided the springboard for him to mobilize the Serbs and seize supreme power. It reveals the great lost opportunity of the February 1999 Rambouillet conference for peace and compromise in the southern Balkans. It explains how exiled Kosovar militants could take their war from Swiss cafes to the mountains of northern Albania. And it examines how and why NATO launched its first ever war - a 78-day campaign of high-tech air strikes against Serbia - believing the onslaught would be over in days. Based on research, eyewitness reports and interviews with the leading protagonists, Judah's book presents a detailed account of the origins of the Serb-Albanian conflict, the course of the war, involvement of the Western powers, the implications for the global strategic landscape, and the options for the future.
 

About Mr. Tim Judah

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Tim Judah is one of the world's most prestigious foreign correspondents, reporting from frontlines across the globe including Iraq, Afghanistan and The Balkans for the London Times, The Economist and the New York Review of Books. Judah is author of the prize-winning The Serbs: History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia (1997) and Kosovo: War and Revenge published (2000).
 
Published April 1, 2000 by Yale University Press. 288 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The war in Kosovo, Judah points out in his latest account of Balkan politics, didn't begin in 1999. A journalist covering the region for an array of Western publications (the Times of London, the New

Apr 10 2000 | Read Full Review of Kosovo: War and Revenge

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The war in Kosovo, Judah points out in his latest account of Balkan politics, didn't begin in 1999. A journalist covering the region for an array of Western publications (the Times of London, the New

Apr 10 2000 | Read Full Review of Kosovo: War and Revenge

The New York Review of Books

If there is some great stock of documents in Serbian archives that validate Serbian claims about that important event, it must strike Mr. Judah as odd that no Serb historian has ever cited them either.

Jul 16 1998 | Read Full Review of Kosovo: War and Revenge

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