Date of Award

Spring 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

International Studies

Committee Director

Simon Serfaty

Committee Member

Regina Karp

Committee Member

Austin Jersild

Abstract

This study attempts to assess the importance of the humanitarian intervention in Kosovo, the last phase of Yugoslavian agony. It provides a historical background of the region in order to better understand the mosaic of ethnic divisions and hatred as well as the cultural differences and the rise of nationalism through time. Furthermore, it analyzes the events and evaluates the performance of the United States, Europe and intergovernmental organizations in preventing genocide, pushing for regime change and state-building. The last stage considers the United States role in the Balkans and beyond, aiming to provide essential lessons and recommendations on future interventions and state-building processes by considering the accomplishments and failures in Kosovo, for the purpose of maintaining a stable and peaceful world order.

ISBN

9780438029002

ORCID

0000-0003-3827-4130

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