Ever Greater Serbia

After Bosnia, Belgrade is likely to turn its guns on predominantly Albanian Kosovo, which could ignite a broader war

Given the horrors visited upon Bosnia-Herzegovina, it is difficult to believe that the Yugoslav conflict could get much worse. But that is exactly what Western officials fear is likely to occur when Belgrade turns its attention to Kosovo, the predominantly Albanian province that is a disputed part of southern Serbia. A U.S. analyst says Serbian "ethnic cleansing" there is "inevitable"; a senior Administration official predicts the spark that ignites a bloody Kosovo war could come in "the next two or three months."

But this time, as in 1914, the conflagration could spread beyond Serbia. A Serb slaughter of Kosovars "is the...