West European Studies | West Europe, U.S. and Yugoslavia
W405 | 0674 | Vuic

MTWR 11:45a-1:00p
Meets with W605, A300, R301 and R575
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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.

Students will read various texts and articles, consult current Web
sites, and watch four documentaries on the former Yugoslavia. There
will be one final (worth 30%), four weekly quizzes (40%), two book
reviews (20%), and a small number of Internet resource assignments
(10%) to determine the final grade.