Author: Eduardo Molina

The war in the Balkans and the international situation

Introduction On March 24 this year NATO bombs and cruise missiles started to rain down the Yugoslav territory. The war would rage for almost three months. As it unfolded, the world witnessed the various acts of the drama: the devastation of Serbia from the air, Milosevic’s ethnic cleansing, the flood tide of Kosovar refugees, the disputes within the Alliance and the rows between the latter and Russia, and finally, Russia acquiescing to an agreement aimed at imposing an imperialist “peace” in the region. In fact, the war turned out to be the most important international development in the last few