This publication considers the lessons to be gained for Britain, the British armed forces, and for NATO as a whole, from the Yugoslav wars of dissolution (1991-1999), with particular emphasis on the Kosovo crisis. The papers come from a diverse and high quality mixture of analysts, practitioners and policy-makers. The issues developed here represent a significant advance in the emerging debate on the lessons to be learnt from the Balkan experience, which will shape thinking on defence and international security far into the new millennium.
Dr Stephen Badsey is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and editor of The Media and International Security in the Sandhurst Conference series. Dr Paul Latowski is also a Senior Lecturer at Sandhurst and has edited a number of books including Contemporary Nationalism in East Central Europe.