Regions / Serbia
Andrej Nosov, President, Youth Initiative for Human Rights
Artist and Director of the Center for Contemporary Art in Pristina Albert Heta debates the political and social consequences of art in times of conflict.
Kosovo is on its way to becoming the latest piece of former Yugoslavia to achieve nationhood. But a bumpy road lies ahead.
erbia plunged itself into confrontation with The Hague--and possibly also the international community--this week, by refusing to hand over four former commanders in Kosovo whose indictments were made public on October 20.
One thing is certain--America has lost patience, and wants to see the remaining war crimes suspects rounded up. Belgrade and Zagreb have run out of time.
As in 1989, it was not the military prowess of the western alliance bringing freedom to an Eastern European country, but the power of nonviolent action by the subjugated peoples themselves.
Washington's support of the establishment of a credible coalition government -- including political leaders of all the various ethnic communities -- would represent a clear signal that the U.S. is sincerely interested in establishing a multiethnic Kosovo.
When war erupted in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, the U.S. kept its distance.