Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields

Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields[Read] ➬ Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields By David Fromkin – Heartforum.co.uk During the Gulf War, David Fromkin s A Peace to End All Peace became a bestseller, as Americans sought an intelligent, clear overview of the Middle East Now Fromkin draws upon his expertise in world a During the Gulf War, David Fromkin American Ideals PDF Å s A Peace to End All Peace became a bestseller, as Americans sought an intelligent, clear overview of the Middle East Now Fromkin draws upon his expertise in world affairs Kosovo Crossing: Epub / to explain how the Balkan turmoil is part of a larger drama of American power in the world He brings a deep historical perspective to this ongoing conflict and offers readers a sense of what s really Crossing: American Ideals eBook ☆ at stake in American intervention there To a great extent, Fromkin argues, both sides are still dealing with the aftermath of WWI, when Yugoslavia was carved from the Hapsburg and Ottoman empires with no resolution of the ethnic strife among its peoples , and America adopted a new world order based on humanitarian ideals In his trademark clear and elegant prose, Fromkin explores military power in the world today and defines the new paths American leaders must follow to contend with such ruthless adversaries as Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic Addressing a wide range of enduring issues for America and the world, Kosovo Crossing is the one book readers must have in order to understand what is happening in the Balkans today and what the repercussions will be in the new millennium.

David Fromkin is a noted author, American Ideals PDF Å lawyer, and historian, best known for his historical account on the Middle East, A Peace to End All Peace , in which he recounts the role European powers played Kosovo Crossing: Epub / between and in creating the modern Middle East The book was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize Fromkin has written seven books in total, with his most Crossing: American Ideals eBook ☆ recent in , Europe s Last Summer Who Started The Great War in A graduate of the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Law School, he is University Professor, Professor of History, International Relations, and Law at Boston University, where he was also the Director of The Frederick S Pardee Center for the Study of the Long Range Future Fromkin also sits on the editorial board of the Middle East Quarterly, a publication of the Middle East Forum think tank He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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    Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the ethnic strife among its peoples , and America adopted a new world order based on humanitarian ideals In his trademark clear and elegant prose, Fromkin explores military power in the world today and defines the new paths American leaders must follow to contend with such ruthless adversaries as Yugoslavian President Slobodan Milosevic Addressing a wide range of enduring issues for America and the world, Kosovo Crossing is the one book readers must have in order to understand what is happening in the Balkans today and what the repercussions will be in the new millennium."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields
  • David Fromkin
  • English
  • 09 April 2019
  • 068486889X

10 thoughts on “Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields

  1. Erik Graff says:

    Fromkin, historian and international relations professor at Boston University, discusses the vicissitudes of power, focusing on the Balkan crises of the 1990s, on the one hand, and on the apparent superpower hegemony achieved by the United States during that period What, he asks, are the constraints upon the utilization of such power His answer may be found, he thinks, in the case of Kosovo a case still unfolding today 2016 as it was at the time of publication 1999 and prefigured, for in Fromkin, historian and international relations professor at Boston University, discusses the vicissitudes of power, focusing on the Balkan crises of the 1990s, on the one hand, and on the apparent superpower hegemony achieved by the United States during that period What, he asks, are the constraints upon the utilization of such power His answer may be found, he thinks, in the case of Kosovo a case still unfolding today 2016 as it was at the time of publication 1999 and prefigured, for instance, in the case of Korea This is, in other words, a study of the limits of power.It is also an outline of a history of the superpowers since the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of European nation states, a story he tells clearly, if quite conventionally and from an American perspective Most controversial, perhaps, is his claim that global power wasthrust upon the USA than sought, and that primarily by the British after the two world wars

  2. John says:

    Not a book about Kosovo per se but a recounting of American foreign policy development over the last 100 years ending in the American bombing of Serbs in Kosovo Interesting conclusions about foreign policy options moving forward Very well thought out and thought provoking and well worth reading if interested in foreign policy and the use of military might.

  3. Isabel Giraldo says:

    The first half of the book was about American history Most of the second half was about European and Asia Minor history well before Kosovo When Fromkin FINALLY starts talking about Kosovo, I realize he doesn t actually know the reality of American intervention in the Balkans, but he makes an educated guess You can tell he did not consult a SINGLE Balkan person about this topic Looking at the Bibliography, the ONLY Balkan source he consulted was a Balkan history book written in 1983 The othe The first half of the book was about American history Most of the second half was about European and Asia Minor history well before Kosovo When Fromkin FINALLY starts talking about Kosovo, I realize he doesn t actually know the reality of American intervention in the Balkans, but he makes an educated guess You can tell he did not consult a SINGLE Balkan person about this topic Looking at the Bibliography, the ONLY Balkan source he consulted was a Balkan history book written in 1983 The other 34 names were western names

  4. Mario says:

    A good analysis of the limits of what American foreign policy can accomplish, and also some of its failings It was written in 1999, so I wonder what Fromkin would say about everything that s happened post 9 11.

  5. Yeongbae Kim says:

    I find it odd that the author would devote almost half of the book in the first chapters to talk about topics that did not relate to Kosovo or the Balkans If I had known, I would not have bought the book.

  6. Devin Creed says:

    Very introductory, questionable foreign policy principles

  7. Christopher Roth says:

    I hadn t read anything by Fromkin before, but I know a lot about the Balkans, and I must say, this is an excellent contextualized overview of the history and geopolitics of Serbia and Kosovo and Albania, especially good on the political dynamics of the aftermath of World War I But then when he gets up to the present day 2000 in this case , suddenly this cockamamie idea takes hold of him that somehow, magically, in the 1990s, all global political realities fell away and Bush Sr Clinton post Co I hadn t read anything by Fromkin before, but I know a lot about the Balkans, and I must say, this is an excellent contextualized overview of the history and geopolitics of Serbia and Kosovo and Albania, especially good on the political dynamics of the aftermath of World War I But then when he gets up to the present day 2000 in this case , suddenly this cockamamie idea takes hold of him that somehow, magically, in the 1990s, all global political realities fell away and Bush Sr Clinton post Cold War multilateralism becomes this pure vector of Wilsonian idealism and altruism, unsullied by Realpolitik Now, granted, it s not easy to evaluate the longue dur e political context of immediate events, and it is easy to get swept up in the emotions and rhetoric of them if you re not a professional historian, that is, so I expect better from Fromkin I mean, seriously, did he not realize that the NATO intervention in Kosovo was a way of containing Russia and a way of trying to maintain NATO s relevance in the changed, post Soviet world , and that otherwise they wouldn t have bothered I mean, was it not enough to see how the world reacted, in the early 1990s, to genocide in white European Bosnia hand wringing, sanctimony, urgency and simultaneously to genocide in Rwanda Wanda who oh, poor black people ah, let em kill each other to understand that we have not moved beyond gross politics quite yet in this world What is with this guy anyway What is he peddling , or is he just dense

  8. Jeff says:

    If you are unaware of the complexities of conducting foreign policy, this book is a pretty good introduction Basically, Kosovo stands in for any area of foreign policy that is not of vital importance to the United States.I can t really recommend it, because most of it is pretty common sense, unless you are new to the field Of course, the fact that the current administration made most of the mistakes that Fromkin warned about is only a disheartening sign of how little our foreign policy establi If you are unaware of the complexities of conducting foreign policy, this book is a pretty good introduction Basically, Kosovo stands in for any area of foreign policy that is not of vital importance to the United States.I can t really recommend it, because most of it is pretty common sense, unless you are new to the field Of course, the fact that the current administration made most of the mistakes that Fromkin warned about is only a disheartening sign of how little our foreign policy establishment has learned from history

  9. Tom Darrow says:

    Good foreign policy background but lacking in information that the title implies will be in the book the causes and impacts of America s involvement in the Balkans To be fair, it was written in 1999, so perhaps a lot of the material he needed to write aconvincing argument was classified Twelve years have passed and Kosovo is now a country It might be time for this, or another, author to re explore this topic.

  10. Diane says:

    David Fromkin s history of the troubled province and American efforts to promote stability Fromkin places events in the former Yugoslavia in a larger context of world politics and leaves the reader with a lot to think about in terms of American power and world events He also got me to read Black Lamb and Grey Falcon , and the book is worth reading for that reason alone.

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