March 25, 2014

Kosovo, Crimea and Precedents

Daniel Larison, American Conservative

The Associated Press

Today marks the fifteenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing campaign against Serbia. That campaign ended Serbia’s control over the province, and paved the way for its official separation from Serbia in 2008. There has been a fair amount of discussion about the Kosovo “precedent” (or lack thereof) in the wake of the annexation of Crimea, especially because Russia has opportunistically decided to embrace the “precedent” that it warned against in the past.

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TAGGED: Kosovo, Crimea, Ukraine, Russia

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