© 2004

Reflections on the Balkan Wars: Ten Years After the Break Up of Yugoslavia

  • Jeffrey S. Morton
  • R. Craig Nation
  • Paul Forage
  • Stefano Bianchini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wars in the Balkans

  3. The International Law and Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Frances Pilch, Joseph Derdzinski
      Pages 93-117
  4. Reflections on the Balkan Wars

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-260

About this book


In this collection scholars, policymakers and military officials explore the conditions that gave rise to the Balkan wars in the 1990s, the application of international law to the wars the conduct of the wars, and post-war issues. The essays are based on presentations given at the International Conference on the Balkans held at Florida Atlantic University in February 2002. The contributors come from varied backgrounds, including international law, genocide studies, peacekeeping, European politics, communications, history and military studies.


Civil War conflict conflicts Europe European Integration European Politic European Politics genocide intervention Military Studies Peace Peacekeeping

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey S. Morton
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Craig Nation
    • 3
  • Paul Forage
    • 2
  • Stefano Bianchini
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityUSA
  3. 3.US Army War CollegeCarlisleUSA
  4. 4.Institute of East Central and Balkan EuropeItaly
  5. 5.University of BolognaItaly

About the editors

ANTHONY CLARK AREND Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA LAWRENCE E. CLINE American Military University, Virginia, USA CONRAD CRANE U.S. Army War College, Pennsylvania, USA MIKULAS FABRY University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada HENRY HUTTENBACH City College of New York, USA CHRISTOPHER JOYNER Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA PATRICIA KOLLANDER Florida Atlantic University, USA PATRICE MCMAHON University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA FRANCES T. PILCH United States Air Force Academy, Colorado, USA FRANCESCO PRIVITERA University of Bologna, Italy PETER W. REYNOLDS Supreme Headquarters Allied Command (NATO), USA GENERAL SIR RUPERT SMITH Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe (retired)

Bibliographic information


"The volume Reflections on the Balkan Wars could not come at a more timely moment. A number of the issues discussed by the contributors are central to our understanding of the wars of the Yugoslav succession and the dilemmas facing the international community at present. Of special note are the chapters dealing with humanitarian intervention (pro and con), the use of airpower in Kosovo, and the consequences of recognizing the republics within existing boundaries. The concluding chapter, by Professors Bianchini and Forage argues that European institutions must be strengthened in anticipation of further challenges in the Balkans. Thoughtful American policy makers with an interest in the Balkans should be sure to consult the aforementioned chapters in this study." - Paul Shoup, Professor Emeritus, University of Virginia

"This study is an excellent resource for academics, policy makers and general readers who want to understand the events in former Yugoslavia that precipitated war and the subsequent international efforts meant to keep the fragile peace. The volume benefits greatly from the expertise and diversity of its authors, who range from across the academic disciplines to military professionals. Now, some years after Operation Allied Force, the authors offer a fresh look at the actors and organizations that played major roles during and after the Balkan crises that dominated the 1990s. This book does a first-rate job of analyzing the political norms and practices that provoked and then guided international intervention, and of raising the many lessons to be learned about modern conflict from the still unresolved tensions in the Balkans." - Mary N. Hampton, Professor of National Security, Air Command and Staff College