Kosovo Stalemate


They have brought the fireworks to celebrate their first Independence Day, but Kosovo Albanians' dreams of freedom from Serbia are again being deferred. U.S. and European attempts to pass a U.N. Security Council resolution to clear the way for the province's "supervised independence" are foundering on stiff opposition from Serbia and, more important, Russia. A Bush-Putin summit earlier this month failed to make progress on the issue. U.S. officials now say the U.N. resolution once promised for early 2007 may not come until 2008. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon warned that further delay could "unravel" Kosovo's peace process, but there is no...

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