Preventing a Sixth Twentieth-Century Balkan War

  title={Preventing a Sixth Twentieth-Century Balkan War},
  author={Hans Binnendijk and Jeffrey Simon},
Abstract : Although the Southern Balkan situation appears stable, two developments could ignite the sixth Balkan War of the century. The first is in the political-ethnic situation in Kosovo. Belgrade continues repressive policies against Kosovars and has recently tightened control over humanitarian relief. Consequently, moderate Kosovar leader Rugova is under pressure from radicals within his own party. The second development is the economic crisis in Macedonia. The effects of the embargo on…