MINELRES: New Publication: Peace Lost. The Failure of Conflict Prevention in Kosovo, by Marc Weller

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Peace Lost. The Failure of Conflict Prevention in Kosovo, by Marc

This book traces the failure of international action in Kosovo from the
late 1980s until NATO intervention in 1999, and endeavours to explain
why so many opportunities for making peace were squandered during that
time. Applying methodology developed by the EU Conflict Prevention
Network, it divides the conflict into four main phases and examines how,
at each, chances for settlement were either lost or overlooked. It
considers policy alternatives available at the time, and hypothesizes
reasons why these were ultimately discarded. Drawing on a wide range of
sources, including the author’s own experience of the negotiations
process, this book presents a hitherto unexplored thesis of the Kosovo
conflict - that of a ‘lag’ in international action in relation to the
situation on the ground - and seeks to draw from these failures some
central lessons for the future of conflict prevention.

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