Cover Osteuropa 9/2005

In Osteuropa 9/2005

Kosovo’s Future
The Standpoint of International and Constitutional Law

Alexander S. Neu

Deutsche Fassung


The solution of the Kosovo problem is akin to squaring the circle. The political demands of both sides, the Serbs and the Kosovo Albanians, are diametrically opposed to each other. The West itself has played an inglorious role: A former warring party, it is now trying to free itself from this role and to negotiate as an “honest broker”. The sound basis for this would be to return to the foundations of international law.

(Osteuropa 9/2005, pp. 35–60)