What happened? Documenting the factual chronology of the Kosovo crisis, the spiral of repression and resistance, NATO's intervention, the peace agreement of June 1999, and the present situation of Kosovo as a province administered by the UN.
Analysis of contested aspects of the intervention, including the failure of diplomacy, alternatives to intervention, international law, the role of NGOs and the media, and the response to the refugees crisis. In addition, effects on the region in terms of political and economic impact as well as options for Kosovo's future status are examined.
Conclusions aiming to ensure lasting peace and security for Kosovo in particular and the Balkan region in general are offered, applicable to the treatment of conflict the world over.