News | Oct. 1, 2007

DTP-044: Implications of an Independent Kosovo for Russia’s Near Abroad

By Zoë M. Hunter, Samuel T. Schwabe, Melissa Sinclair, Michael H. Hoffman, Michael Baranick, and Daniel L. Burghart DTP-044

This paper evaluates the argument that Kosovo’s situation represents a precedent for separatists elsewhere by comparing it to the four regions in the Former Soviet Union most often cited in relation to it and is intended to highlight the similarities and differences between these cases, to facilitate negotiations on the resolution of the final status of Kosovo.