6 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 19 (1994)
Ending the War and Securing Peace in Former Yugoslavia

handle is hein.journals/pacinlwr6 and id is 25 raw text is: ENDING THE WAR AND SECURING
Philip J. Cohen, M.D.t
The current war in former Yugoslavia from its outset has
been driven by Serbia's extremist nationalism and quest for ter-
ritorial expansion.1 As this tragedy has unfolded, the United
States, European Community, Helsinki Commission, and
United Nations have all concluded that Serbia bears the over-
whelming responsibility for the war and its consequences.2
However, no policy has been crafted or implemented by any of
these entities that would effectively restrain the aggressive be-
havior of Serbia against her neighbors. Serbia's aggression has
introduced a potentially dangerous destabilization of post-Cold
War Europe, in a region in which Western Slavic, Eastern
Slavic, and Turkish cultures, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy,
and Islam all converge in a delicate balance. Failure to contain
Serbian aggression endangers regional stability and threatens a
wider regional conflict.
A. Former Yugoslavia As a Precedent For Regional
In the land-grab by which Serbia is attempting to create an
ill-conceived, ethnically pure Greater Serbia, Serbs constitute
t Advisor for Policy and Public Affairs, UN Mission of Bosnia and Herzego-
vina. BAL, New College, Sarasota, FL, 1975; M.D., University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey, 1983. Dr. Cohen has authored several articles analyzing
the character of this war. This work is substantially similar to Dr. Cohen's posi-
tion paper which was submitted to the Clinton-Gore transition team in early 1993.
'V.P. Gagnon, Jr., Yugoslavia: Prospects for Stability, FOREiGN AFF., Sum-
mer 1991, at 17-35.
2 Blaine Harden, EC Withdraws Ambassadors From Belgrade: Serbia Re-
buked Again on Bosnian War, WAsH. PoST, May 12, 1992, at A14; Harden, U.S.
Joins EC in Recalling Envoy From Belgrade, WASH. PoST, May 13, 1992, at A25;
Jeri Laber & Ivana Nizich, Milosevic's Land Grab, WASH. PoST, May 25, 1992,
(editorial) at A25; Chuck Sudetic, Observer's Blame Serb-Led Army for Escalating
War in Croatia, N.Y. Tud~s, Dec. 3, 1991, at A8.

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