Monday, February 9, 2009

New Book : Kosovo - What everyone Needs to Know

Kosovo: What Everyone Needs To Know

TIM JUDAH, formerly Balkans correspondent for The Economist, The Times, and the BBC. Prize-winning author of The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia.

A concise guide to complex issues surrounding the emerging nation-state

Key features
  • A highly informed short guide to the political hot-spot
  • Unravels the complex events (stretching back centuries) that led to its declaration of independence in February 2008
  • Examines the likely future developments

About this Book:
On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence, becoming the seventh state to emerge from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. A tiny country of just two million people, 90% of whom are ethnic Albanians, Kosovo is central – geographically, historically, and politically – to the future of the Western Balkans and, in turn, its potential future within the European Union. But the fate of both Kosovo, condemned by Serbian leaders as a ‘fake state’ and the region as a whole, remains hugely uncertain.

About the Author:
Tim Judah who has spent years covering the region, offers succinct, penetrating answers to a wide range of questions: Why is Kosovo important? Who are the Albanians? Who are the Serbs? Why is Kosovo so important to Serbs? What role does Kosovo play in the region and in the world? Judah reveals how things stand now and presents the history and geopolitical dynamics that have led to it.


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