Preventing the internationalization of the Yugoslav war
6 January 2022
DOCUMENTI IAI PREVENTING THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE YUGOSLAV WAR by Marco Carnovale Paper prepared for a presentation to the Center for Strategic Studies of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Slovenia Lublijana, 26 April 1993 (Revised August 1993) IAI9305 ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI PREVENTING THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE YUGOSLAV WAR by Marco Carnovale 1. [...] It by no means argues that the military instrument should be the only, or even the main, instrument to employ toward the goal of preventing the spread of the Bosnian war. [...] The spread of the war would definitively break the taboo against war in Europe, and put an end to post World War II era of peace in the continent. [...] In conclusion, the possibility of war in Kossovo clearly represent the most imminent danger in the near future of the post-Yugoslav succession of crises. [...] This could be done by asking the Serbs to withdraw and the Kossovars to disarm, and it could serve the interests of both parties: the Serbs would see their formal sovereignty in Kossovo reconfirmed by the international community, and the Kossovars would be 2 protected from further repression.