Whenever and wherever they intervene, international peace-keeping and stabilization missions are generally faced with complex challenges and situations involving a high degree of uncertainty, for the mastering of which there appears to be no generic solution. Such missions, as devoid of alternatives as they may be in their respective situations, often draw much criticism and little praise upon themselves, and can often "successfully fail". The "case of Kosova" is no exception here. The author analyzes the military policies and policing carried out by the international community in Kosova in great detail and with great expertise, explaining which events and developments have shaped the conflict-ridden juxtaposition of international and Kosovan institutions, and providing perspectives on the future of the country.
Dr. Enver SOPJANI, M.A., studied political science, psychology and criminology at the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel and the University of Hamburg, receiving his Masters degree from the University of Hamburg. He was awarded the title Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in political sciences by the University of Hannover. He is now lectures at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bremen.