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
PEACE IN FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
Philip J. Cohen, M.D.t
I. INTRODUCTION
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
Instability
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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