Kosovo and Serbia still embrace the long-running dispute
In exchange for normalizing relations, Kosovo fears border changes and territory swaps by Serbia which is bound to resuscitate old animosities in the two former regions within the Yugoslavia federation.
Kosovo is no longer a province of Serbia, it lost that right in 2008, after Kosovo declared its independence. Serbia has yet to recognize Kosovo’s ambitions for a sovereign nation. Serbia’s Belgrade government has undermined Kosovo’s statehood, which has been recognized by most European countries and the United States.
While the long-running dispute between the two countries continues, the ethnic Serbs displaced from Kosovo continue to live in the outskirts of Belgrade in the collective centers which are soon going to be demolished.
Read the complete case analysis of the displaced ethnic Serbs in the soon to-be published book: ‘Internal Displacement and Conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspective’.
In addition to the Kashmiri Pandits, the book takes up the issue of the displaced ethnic Serbs, along with those displaced from Georgia (South Ossetia), Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh) and Sudan (Darfur).
First published 2019 by Routledge
ISBN: 978-1-138-35426-5 (hbk)
ISBN: 978-0-429-42765-7 (ebk)
Sudha G. Rajput