1st Edition

The Balkans After the Cold War From Tyranny to Tragedy

By Tom Gallagher Copyright 2003
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    At the end of the Cold War, the Balkan states of South East Europe were in crisis. They had emerged from two decades of hardline communism with their economies in disarray and authoritarian leaders poised to whip up nationalist feelings so as to cling on to power. The break up of Yugoslavia followed in 1991 along with prolonged instability in Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. The Balkans After The Cold War analyses these turbulent events, which led to violence on a scale not seen in Europe for nearly 50 years and offers a detailed critique of Western policy towards the region. This volume follows on from the recently published Outcast Europe: The Balkans, 1789 - 1989 - from the Ottomans to Milosevic, also by Tom Gallagher.

    1. Challenges and Crises After the Communist Era 2. The International Dimension of the Escalating Crisis in Yugoslavia 3. The War in Croatia and the Countdown to the Bosnian Conflict, July 1991 - May 1992 4. Genocide and Dispossession in Bosnia and the International Response 5. The Bosnian Endgame: Survival Amidst Tragedy and International Rancour 6. International Intervention in the Balkans 1995-7: Limited Goals and Capabilites 7. Authoritarian Rule in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia


    Tom Gallagher

    'Tom Gallagher's well written account of the Yugoslav crisis skillfully weaves together its domestic and international aspects to provide a compelling explanation for the tragedy' - Slavonic and East European Review

    'a good read' - International Affairs