This publication considers the lessons to be gained for Britain, the British armed forces, and for NATO as a whole, from the Yugoslav wars of dissolution (1991-1999), with particular emphasis on the Kosovo crisis. The papers come from a diverse and high quality mixture of analysts, practitioners and policy-makers. The issues developed here represent a significant advance in the emerging debate on the lessons to be learnt from the Balkan experience, which will shape thinking on defence and international security far into the new millennium.
Part 1: The Image of the Past 1. Yugoslav Quagmires: The image of the past and fear of intervention 2. The Wehrmacht's Yugoslav Quagmire: Myth or reality Part 2: The Military Legacy of the Balkans 3. Doctrinal Change: The experience of Bosnia and Kosovo 4. The Air Campaign Part 3: The Media and the Kosovo Conflict 5. Media Operations: Lessons from Kosovo 6. Media Interaction in the Kosovo Conflict 7. Modern Conflicts, the Media and Public Opinion: The Kosovo example Part 4: Contested International Responses 8. NATO's Military Action Over Kosovo: The conceptual landscape after the battle 9. Russian Policy during the Kosovo Conflict 10. Kosovo, NATO and the United Nations Part 5: Conflict Termination and Peace-building 11. From Antipathy to Hegemony: The impact on civil-military cooperation 12. The Role of Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Management Part 6: Balkan Futures 13. Some Reverberations from the Kosovo Conflict 14. Managing and Removing the Conditions for Armed Conflict