137 6 Serbia: Military Confrontation with NATO The third case study is representative of the third pathway discussed in Chapter 3. It covers the military confrontation launched by NATO against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia1 in 1999, which received significant attention at the time, especially given the earlier involvement of Western powers in Croatia and Bosnia. Much of the attention was given to either understanding the conflict or framing the West’s responsibility in intervening, either diplomatically or militarily. Scant attention, especially
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REPLY A reply to ‘Exploring attitudes to NATO in Republika Srpska’ by Ron Roberts, Majda Halilović, Edina Becirević and Christopher J. Hewer Edward P. Joseph* Institute of Current World Affairs; Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, DC, USA This is a reply to: Roberts, Ron, Majda Halilović, Edina Becirević and Christopher J. Hewer. 2015. “Exploring attitudes to NATO in Republika Srpska.” Global Discourse 5 (4): 579–599. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23269995.2015.1070465. In ‘Exploring attitudes to NATO in Republika Srpska’, authors Ron
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