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War and Peace in the Former Yugoslavia

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ISBN13: 9789041104991
ISBN: 9041104992
Published: December 1997
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Paperback
Price: £93.00

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This book argues that the efforts of international mediators to stop the war in Bosnia were deliberately thwarted by the factions, who chose war over peace. Major powers backed clients among the warring parties, and prolonged the war, instead of helping to bring it to an end. NATO sat on the fence when it could have helped bring peace, leading to two more years of war. When the USA finally engaged in the search for peace it did so for domestic political reasons, trampled on the very moral precepts it had used to kill off earlier peace plans, used the building-blocks of the International Conference on the former Yugoslavia, without acknowledgement, to draft the Dayton documents, and ended up with a plan that was inferior by far to the earlier Vance-Owen or Stoltenberg-Owen plans. This work is thoroughly documented, and should be of interest to diplomatic historians of the conflict.

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I. The International Conference on the former Yugoslavia. II. Mediators and Combatants' Determination to Fight: Bosnia. III. NATO: Helping to Bring Peace or Waiting For War? IV. Humanitarian Assistance for War- Making? V. Peace-Making and Peace Observation: Mission on the Drina. VI. Governmental Versus International Mediators: Dayton. VII. Mediation in the Face of Bloody-Mindedness: Croatia. VIII. Lawyers in the Peace-Making Process. IX. Human Rights and Peace-Making.