Conversations with Miloševic by Ivor RobertsConversations with Miloševic by Ivor Roberts

Conversations with Miloševic

byIvor Roberts

Hardcover | July 1, 2016

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Conversations with Miloševic is a firsthand portrayal of the so-called Butcher of the Balkans, the Serbian president whose ambitions sparked the Bosnian conflict. At its heart the book is a portrait of an autocrat who rode the tiger of nationalism to serve his own ends and to promote those who furthered his agenda. The architect of ethnic cleansing in modern Europe, Slobodan Miloševic created and sponsored two Frankenstein’s monsters, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karad?ic, who were also indicted for war crimes.

Through these personalities, diplomat and political advisor Ivor Roberts analyzes the unfolding of the Kosovo conflict, which directly sowed the seeds of radicalization in Europe today. He contends that this conflict later provided a false template for the Bush/Blair administrations’ illegal invasion of Iraq: regime change under the guise of a humanitarian war. He further investigates how international recognition of Kosovoin the years after the conflict in breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions set a disastrous precedent for the Russian annexation of Crimea.

Sir Ivor Roberts was the president of Trinity College, University of Oxford, 2006-17. He worked in the British Diplomatic Service for nearly forty years. Among his many accomplishments as a diplomat he served as Deputy Head of the Foreign Office’s Press Department and later its Head of Counter-Terrorism. He served as the British Ambass...
Title:Conversations with MiloševicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.5 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820349437

ISBN - 13:9780820349435


Editorial Reviews

A valuable book, and captures very well the bizarre, lawless atmosphere of Miloševic’s and the Serb Arkan’s paramilitary city. - James Pettifer, professor, St. Cross College, University of Oxford