NATO’s Peace Support Interventions in the Balkans Since 1995 (Phase 3 The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)
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This penultimate chapter focuses on the brief NATO operations in this country at the beginning of the 2000s. In the opening section, Mulchinock explores the reasons why Macedonia descended into instability in early 2001. The first section addresses the position of the Albanian minority population in Macedonia before 2001. Did ethnic Albanian factions in Macedonia and Kosovo collude together in the escalation of hostilities at the beginning of that year? In the latter half of this chapter, he provides a critical assessment of the successful international response to resolving such ethnic tensions. What were NATO’s primary duties in the period between 2001 and 2003 in the case of Macedonia?