c Preface: Why Kosovo? Who are the Albanians? Who are the Serbs? Why is Kosovo so important to Serbs? A Brief History Kosovo in World War Two Kosovo in Yugoslavia The Beginning of the end Who was Milosevic? How did he use Kosovo? The birth of the Kosovo Liberation Army The UN years. 1999 - ? Who wants what? Kosovo and the Region Kosovo and the World Conclusion
Tim Judah is a correspondent for The Economist covering the Balkans. He is the author of Kosovo: War and Revenge, and The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia.
"A straightforward guide to the history and geopolitics of Kosovo and the first book on the country since its declaration of independence in February this year."--The Economist "Packs a surprising amount of nuance into a slim volume... a solid introduction to an important topic."--Booklist "Judah does a commendable job of telling the dense story in an understandable fashion. Because the region changes so quickly, an up-to-date history like this is welcome."--Library Journal "[A] concise and updated version of his longer and more detailed history published in 2000...Judah's short history of Kosovo is a fair and sympathetic account of an impossible situation..."--New York Review of Books