Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 13-27 Open Access
  4. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 29-52 Open Access
  5. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 53-70 Open Access
  6. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 71-90 Open Access
  7. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 91-113 Open Access
  8. Daniel Serwer
    Pages 115-135 Open Access
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 137-145

About this book


This open access book focuses on the origins, consequences and aftermath of the 1995 and 1999 Western military interventions that led to the end of the most recent Balkan wars. Though challenging problems remain in Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, and Serbia, the conflict prevention and state-building efforts thereafter were partly successful as countries of the region are on separate tracks towards European Union membership. This study highlights lessons that can be applied to the Middle East and Ukraine, where similar conflicts are likewise challenging sovereignty and territorial integrity. It is an accessible treatment of what makes war and how to make peace ideal for all readers interested in how violent international conflicts can be managed, informed by the experience of a practitioner.

Daniel Serwer is Professor and Director of the Conflict Management program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, USA. 


Balkan wars peace studies in Eastern Europe western military interventions post-conflict Bosnia Macedonia Kosovo Serbia post-soviet states European Union membership state-building conflict management US military inervention European military intervention post-war conflict in Middle East East European history military impact civilians post-conflict democracy building

Authors and affiliations

  • Daniel¬†Serwer
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Advanced International StudiesJohns Hopkins UniversityWashingtonUSA

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