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James Pettifer
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978-1849041874
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C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd (October 1, 2012)
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Kosova Liberation Army. Pettifer sees matters differently.

Kosova Liberation Army. In considering the bloody and stupifyingly complicated last chapter of the Yugoslav wars, most outsiders view the Kosovo Liberation Army with only slightly less distaste than they do the former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic. For him, the KLA represents the culmination of the long-simmering Albanian struggle against Serbian dominion, which stretches back to pre–World War I royalist Yugoslavia and was reignited during the reign of Marshal Tito.

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Panke sets a number of hypotheses, arguing in chapter 3 that judicial disclosures, judgements and sanction The Kosova Liberation Army: Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948–2001 by James threats are only effective if a certain scope of conditions Pettifer. London: C. Hurst & C. 2012. The subsequent or even the cause of, the emergence of dominant-power nine chapters narrate how the Kosovo Albanians suc- politics in post-Yeltsin Russia. ceeded in shifting resistance paradigms during these 70 Roberts shows, however, that this is not the case. years, from kacak to civil to successful insurgent war.

On the outbreak of the Second Balkan War in that year he served as a staff officer for operations in the First Cavalry Division

On the outbreak of the Second Balkan War in that year he served as a staff officer for operations in the First Cavalry Division. The Kosova Liberation Army: Underground War to Balkan Insurgency, 1948–2001.

The Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) was the first successful insurgent movement in Europe since the Second . This also applied to many NATO nations, who often saw the unique Kosova struggle as an extension of the earlier Bosnian and Croatian conflicts.

The Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) was the first successful insurgent movement in Europe since the Second World War. In the struggle against Milosevic’s Serbia it developed from a tiny group of conspirators in the Swiss political underground in the 1980s to an 18,000 strong military force that was allied with NATO between 1997 and 1999.

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In The Kosova Liberation Army, British scholar James Pettifer continues his investigation into the war in Kosovo that began with Kosova Express. The Kosova Liberation Army also charts the subsequent transition of key KLA members into representatives of Kosovo’s political elite. There are no shortages of literary contributions on the war.

JAMES PETTIFER teaches Balkan history at St Cross College, Oxford University

JAMES PETTIFER teaches Balkan history at St Cross College, Oxford University

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The Kosova Liberation Army (KLA) was the first successful insurgent movement in Europe since the Second World War. In the struggle against Milosevic's Serbia it developed from a tiny group of conspirators in the Swiss political underground in the 1980s to an 18,000 strong military force that was allied with NATO between 1997 and 1999. In this ground-breaking and innovative history, James Pettifer traces the development of the force using previously unknown documents from Russian, American, Serbian, Swiss archives, amongst others, numerous interviews with participants and observers and eye witness material. The KLA drew on deep historical traditions of resistance to Serbian rule in Kosova, but in other respects was highly innovative and was the first postmodern insurgency for which the image it carried in the media was almost as important as its achievements in the campaign. The book focuses in particular depth on the work of the KLA leaders in secret organisations prior to the war, and how Milosevic misunderstood the nature of the opponent he was facing. This also applied to many NATO nations, who often saw the unique Kosova struggle as an extension of the earlier Bosnian and Croatian conflicts. The author draws on years of study of the region and personal knowledge of many of the KLA and other leaders involved to write what should become the standard account of the origins of the conflict.
  • Great book definitely worth the read. I learned alot about the KLA and the Kosovo war against serb aggressors

  • The Balkans is a region that is beset by history. It is impossible to escape, in an era where history is supposed to be over; that we have moved beyond history, into a modern world, the Balkans still seem to be stuck in the past. Living through the decisions, mistakes, and the Great Game played at the Congress of Berlin in the late-1800s. Where the main leaders of Europe decided on the fate of the Balkans and created the modern region that we know today with Greater Serbia, what became Yugoslavia, and then broke down in the 1990s into a series of bitter wars that led to massacres of civilians by both sides. In this book James Pettifer looks into the history of the most recent conflict that occurred in Kosovo. A tiny part of the old Yugoslavia; a conflict that led America into an air war. Mr. Pettifer does an excellent job explaining the back history of this conflict, and the many years that it raged as a low level insurgency. His analysis is astute, and his condemnation of the United States, Great Britain, and other players is interesting. Even though he falls into the alphabet soup trap with acronyms, it does not distract from the rest of the work; and its importance to understanding modern Balkan history. Readers wanting to know more about modern Balkan history will want to read this book.