The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999 by Alastair FinlanThe Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999 by Alastair Finlan

The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999

byAlastair Finlan

Paperback | November 11, 2004

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In 1991, an ethnically diverse region that had enjoyed decades of peaceful coexistence descended into bitter hatred and chaos, almost overnight. Communities fractured along lines of ethnic and religious affiliation and the ensuing fighting was deeply personal, resulting in brutality, rape and torture, and ultimately the deaths of thousands of people. This book examines the internal upheavals of the former Yugoslavia and their international implications, including the failure of the Vance-Owen plan; the first use of NATO in a combat role and in peace enforcement; and the war in Kosovo, unsanctioned by the UN but prosecuted by NATO forces to prevent the ethnic cleansing of the region.
Dr Alastair Finlan teaches in the History Department at the American University in Cairo. Prior to this, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Strategic Studies and International Affairs at Britannia Royal Naval College, where he is still Associate Senior Lecturer. He has also lectured at the Universities of Keele and Plymouth.
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Title:The Collapse of Yugoslavia 1991-1999Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.72 × 6.68 × 0.2 inPublished:November 11, 2004Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768057

ISBN - 13:9781841768052

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clear review of context and events Good intro to the subject. In as much as anyone can be objective, Finlan has made a genuine attempt. I enjoyed the book's non-North American review and analysis of the subject events and the extent of national and European self-criticism. I recommend the book for anyone interested in getting a better understanding of the "peace keeping" and "peace making" dilemmas that came out of the 1990s. The style is very readable with some dry English wit mixed into a rather grim subject. Important piece of recent history that should be of interest to serious military historians.
Date published: 2006-05-22