Тhe causes of the NATO agression on FR Yugoslavia

Proroković, Dušan and Krga, Branko (2019) Тhe causes of the NATO agression on FR Yugoslavia. In: David vs. Goliath : NATO war against Yugoslavia and its implications. Institute of International Politics and Economics; Faculty of Security Studies, Belgrade, pp. 137-154. ISBN 978-86-7067-261-1

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Despite the often quoted allegations that the intervention was provoked by the bloodshed and ethnic cleansing of thousands of Albanians driving them into exile in neighboring countries, and the potential of this situation to destabilize the region, the authors of this article tried to analyze the geopolitical and foreign policy indicators to identify the real causes of the NATO aggression on the FR Yugoslavia. The work consists of four parts. The first part is devoted to the development of the Kosovo crisis and the possibility of its solution during 1998-1999. The second part describes the facts that have preceded the decision of the NATO Council to intervene. The reasons forthe decision to bomb Yugoslavia are analyzed in the third section. The fourth part is dedicated to the final considerations. In this article, the authors come to the conclusion that NATO had seven reasons to start a campaign in the spring 1999: first, to save its own credibility and celebrate fifty years of its existence; second, to accelerate the overthrow of Milosevic from power and put the entire post-Yugoslav space under the umbrella of NATO; third, the geopolitical reasons - to oust Russian influence; fourth, to bypass the UN and minimize the role of this international organization in world politics; fifth, to correct the mistakes made after the Second World War; sixth, the interests of the American military-industrial complex; and seventh - to improve the image of the United States in the Islamic world.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: NATO, Kosovo crisis, Yugoslavia, Serbia, USA, UN, geopolitics
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2019 10:18
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2019 10:18
URI: http://repozitorijum.diplomacy.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/269

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