Kosovo: Background to a War

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Anthem Press, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 186 pages
A unique contribution to the continuing debate over one of the most important international conflicts to emerge as the century turned, Schwartz offers a readable, profound, and multifaceted overview of the long Albanian-Serbian controversy over the troubled province, drawing on sources previously ignored by non-Balkan authors. He presents an original and detailed analysis of the collapse of Yugoslavia, a penetrating critique of Western inaction in the face of the long-festering Kosovo crisis, and a rare, unblinkered diagnosis of the weakness of Western and international policies in the Balkans following armed intervention. * Unique perspective of a long-term resident in the region * Draws on information unavailable to non-resident authors. * Highly readable yet thorough history of the ethnic violence in the Balkans

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The Battles of Kosovo 1389 and 1689

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Stephen Schwartz, an author and journalist, has reported on religious affairs in the Balkans and other areas around the world for many years. He was on the staff of the "San Francisco Chronicle, worked as a reporter for the "Weekly Forward, and is currently a news writer at Voice of America. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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