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Kosovo is a unique case in international law, which steams from the circumstances created in 1999 by Milosevic’s political war-mongering and from the status which Kosovo held in Yugoslavia before the Constitution was illegally changed in 1988. The process is internationally sponsored and administered by the UN. There is nothing radical in an independent Kosovo. At this point it is impossible for Belgrade to achieve sovereignty over Kosovo, and for this reason wasting political energy on this issue is counterproductive. Granting Kosovo independence now would endorse an important shift in international legal thinking which aims to establish a more balanced relationship between state sovereignty and human rights...Please click here to read the text in full

 

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Agim Çeku
Agim Çeku
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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