Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Serbian's foreign minister on Kosovo

Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has a fascinating piece in today's New York Times op-ed page on why Kosovo can't declare independence without an agreement with Serbia.

That's all fair and good, but what happens if Serbia has no desired to let Kovoso go (as it did Montenegro)? What happens if Kosovo is terrified of another genocidal maniac taking over Serbia? What about the fact that Serbia has had little control over Kosovo for the past 10 years as it is?

Jeremic claims that the international system has failed in the case of Kosovo. But how is a population overwhelming expressing support for self-determination, independence, and peaceful coexistence outside the existing international system? Woodrow Wilson may disagree.

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