History | Problems In Peacekeeping
A300 | 0390 | Vuic
11:45A-1:00P MTWR BH244
Topic: West Europe, the U.S. and Yugoslavia
Above section open to undergraduates only.
Above section meets with WEUR W405 and W605,
and REEI R301 and R575.
The purpose of this course is to explore the recent break-up of
Yugoslavia from the perspective of Western diplomacy and international
peacekeeping. Beginning in 1991, the collapse of Yugoslavia into
smaller national states led not only to civil war, but to a "crisis of
Western security" as well. Both the United Nations (UN) and the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) intervened, yet they did so
reluctantly and with conflicting goals in mind. This course therefore
will discuss the reasons for Western intervention. It will also
discuss Yugoslavia's impact on German, French, British, American,
Russian, and to a lesser extent Greek and Italian foreign policies.
Other issues will include NATO-UN relations, media coverage, refugee
resettlement, foreign aid and reconstruction, religion, and criminal
indictments before the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal.
There will be one mid-term and one final (worth 60%), as well as
periodic reading reviews (30%) and map quizzes (10%) to determine the