Hesitant to Engage: US Intervention in the Balkans from Yugoslav Dissolution to the Kosovo Campaign

Vladimir Đorđević

Abstrakt

This article aims to assess the US interventionist approach in the Balkans in the 1990s. It examines the respective approach as it underwent changes towards a more pragmatic and coherent stance in three phases: the initial reluctance to intervene, the decisive engagement in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), and the closing engagement in the Kosovo campaign. In this respect, the US Balkans policy was chiefly consistent in its values from the start, but suffered from disparities between principles and practice and thus lacked appropriate modes of implementation. This specific lack was gradually reduced and a more consistent and responsive approach adopted.

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Đorđević, V. (2012). Hesitant to Engage: US Intervention in the Balkans from Yugoslav Dissolution to the Kosovo Campaign. Středoevropské politické studie, 14(2–3), 227-247. Získáno z https://journals.muni.cz/cepsr/article/view/4582

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Dissolution; Yugoslavia; Western Balkans; Intervention; US Foreign Policy; Clinton; Bush Snr.; Bush Jnr.; BiH; Croatia; Serbia

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