Yugoslavian Civil Wars Research Paper by ABCs

Yugoslavian Civil Wars
An exploration of two international relations theories concerning the international community's response to the Yugoslavian Civil Wars.
# 113129 | 3,226 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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The paper studies both state and non-state actors' responses to the Yugoslavian Civil Wars in light of the theories espoused by Samuel P. Huntington in his "The Clash of Civilizations" and Niall Ferguson in his "The War of the World" in order to draw conclusions about the international community's involvement in the prevention, containment and resolution of war. The paper focuses on the United States, the largest state actor to become involved in the Yugoslavian Civil Wars, as well as the international community's non-state actors, the United Nations and NATO. The paper shows how, while the Yugoslavian Civil Wars that resulted in the state's dissection present an interesting study and solid support for a variety of international relations theories, the international community's response to the conflict is complex and controversial.

State Actors: The United States
Non-State Actors: The United Nations and NATO
Conclusions and Implications

From the Paper:

"The Yugoslavian Civil Wars or Wars of Yugoslavian Secession plagued the Balkans throughout the 1990s. Known for their hostility and violence, the wars earned the region a reputation as one of the most volatile in the world. One of those wars, the 1992 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, became one of the bloodiest intersections of ethnic and religious groups that the world has ever seen. Although the bitter ethnic conflict, which produced some of the first documented cases of genocide since the Nazi exterminations during WWII, was viewed as the primary cause of the war, individual, domestic, and systemic levels of international relations can all claim a degree of responsibility. In fact, international involvement in the Balkans during both world wars suggest that the importance of the area at the systemic level. For example, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was an ethnically motivated event fueled by separatists' desire for an ethnically united state."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bekker, Peter H.F. "Legality of Use of Force." The American Journal of International Law. 93.4 (1999): 928-933.
  • Bert, Wayne. The Reluctant Superpower: United States' Policy in Bosnia, 1991-95. New York: Macmillan, 1997.
  • Cole, Patrick. "UN Watching Yugoslavia From Sidelines." Chicago Tribune. 27 March, 1999.
  • Global Policy Forum. 11 July 2008. <http://www.globalpolicy.org/security/issues/kosovo9.htm>.
  • Klemencic, Matjaz. The International Community's Response to the Yugoslav CrisisL 1 989-1995. East European Studies Discussion. Woodrow Wilson Center, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C. 11 January 2006.

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