Genesis of Kosovo Crisis

American Analysis of Kosovo Politics

“Astronomical Population Growth.”  This is how a handbook published by the American Department of the Army describes the natality [birth rate] of Kosovo Albanians. The book, interested in cohesion and cleavage of the Yugoslav Federation, adds that this population growth feeds “one of the largest potentially irredentist [movement that seeks to claim/reclaim and occupy a land] communities in the world.” Despite the effort of the Federation to deal with the economic problem – the result of the population explosion – “some extremists voiced secessionist sentiment calling for a ‘Greater Albania.’ – says the book.  (Read More)

Demographic Explosion in Kosovo

Kosovo Albanian population quadrupled since 1948. There is ample evidence of this astonishing population growth – the highest in Europe and one of the highest in the world.  (Read more)

Double Standards in the Balkans

Should extreme natality be awarded by secession?  …And what would such dangerous precedent mean to many other ethnically mixed countries?  (Read more)

The Future of Kosovo

Giving full autonomy to Kosovo Albanians did not work. Pouring billions of dollars into the region – did not work. Kosovo Albanians abused the autonomy to expel non-Albanians and work toward secession. And no amount of money seemed to be able to cover for the astronomical population growth.  (Read more)