Regions / Kosovo

Like a bad cold that won't go away, the Kosovo question continues to plague international diplomacy long after it was expected that it would be resolved.
As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.
Washington's support of the establishment of a credible coalition government -- including political leaders of all the various ethnic communities -- would represent a clear signal that the U.S. is sincerely interested in establishing a multiethnic Kosovo.