Kosovo crossing : American ideals meet reality on the Balkan battlefields (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Kosovo crossing : American ideals meet reality on the Balkan battlefields

Author: David Fromkin
Publisher: New York, NY : Free Press, [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Kosovo Crossing, author David Fromkin, turns his attention to the sobering implications of the clash between American ideals and Balkan realities. His analysis reveals the uses and the limits of military power in the world today and the new paths that American leaders must explore to advance American values. To a great extent, he argues, both sides in this Balkan conflict have been dealing with the aftermath of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fromkin, David.
Kosovo crossing.
New York, NY : Free Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607419030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Fromkin
ISBN: 068486889X 9780684868899
OCLC Number: 41601207
Description: ix, 210 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Power and Goodness. A View from Kosovo --
Powerless America --
America Becomes King of the Hill. America Survives Both Enemies and Allies --
Measuring America's Greatness --
When and Where Should America Intervene Abroad? The Facts of International Life --
The Containment of the United States --
America Unbound --
Entering the Balkan Maze. East and West Shape the Balkans --
The Middle East Shapes the Balkans --
The Two Hundred Years' Crisis --
The Balkan Wars Erupt --
Making of the Modern Balkans. Redrawing the Map and Starting Over --
Wilson's Principles in Action --
Balkan Peace Settlement of 1920 --
Exchanging Populations --
Attack on Yugoslavia --
America's Journey to the Frontiers. Returning to the Scene of the Crime --
Kosovo or Kosova? --
Making War: The Old Rules and the New --
Imposing a New World Order --
Preserving Credibility --
Humanitarian Solution --
In Search of Justice --
Frontiers That Cannot Be Crossed.
Responsibility: David Fromkin.

Abstract:

"In Kosovo Crossing, author David Fromkin, turns his attention to the sobering implications of the clash between American ideals and Balkan realities. His analysis reveals the uses and the limits of military power in the world today and the new paths that American leaders must explore to advance American values. To a great extent, he argues, both sides in this Balkan conflict have been dealing with the aftermath of the First World War: Yugoslavia was carved out of the remains of the Habsburg and Ottoman Empires (with no resolution of the ethnic strife among its peoples); and America in the 1990s has adopted as its unofficial creed the ideals of Woodrow Wilson, who preached a new world order based on humanitarian principles. Fromkin traces the impact of this history on current decision making in Belgrade and Washington, and points us toward a new understanding of where we go from here."--Jacket.

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