The Reluctant Superpower

United States’ Policy in Bosnia, 1991–95

  • Authors
  • Wayne Bert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. The International Setting

  3. The Yugoslav Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Wayne Bert
      Pages 44-57
  4. US Interests in and Perceptions of Yugoslavia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Wayne Bert
      Pages 61-63
  5. US Policy in Yugoslavia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

  6. The New Ethos on Intervention

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Wayne Bert
      Pages 237-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 250-296

About this book


This book examines the nature of the war in the former Yugoslavia, US interests there and US perceptions of the conflict. The policies of the Bush and Clinton administrations toward the war and the factors discouraging US intervention are examined and evaluated in the context of a post-Cold War international system. Finally, the lessons for future decisions on international intervention in a post-Cold War where old policy guidelines are obsolete are discussed and critiqued.


Civil War Cold War conflict development foreign policy intervention mobility nature perception state Superpower war

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