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Kosovo: A Precedent or an Exception?

Sergey Markedonov, Sergey Romanenko

The problem of the future of Kosovo has remained in the headlines and is an important topic of discussion at the highest political levels, a fact that is not surprising, since this unresolved issue has become one of the chronic factors influencing Russia-West relations. In their discussion on potential dangers posed by the Kosovo precedent, the two experts speak about both short- and long-term effects of the problem.

Kosovo: A Precedent or an Exception? (full text)


SECURITY INDEX №2 (84), 2008