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Conflict in the Balkans: a Selected Bibliography

Below is a selected bibliography focusing on the recent conflicts taking place in the Balkan region. It covers the history, political background and current assessments with the emphasis on military applications. It includes books, periodical articles and on-line sources available both in the Pentagon Library and on the World Wide Web.



Abrahams, Fred. Humanitarian Law Violations in Kosovo. New York : Human Rights Watch, 1998.
Call number JC 599 K67 A27 1998

Almond, Mark. Europe's Backyard War : The War in the Balkans. London : Mandarin, 1994.
Call number DR 1313 A456 1994

Andric, Ivo. The Bridge on the Drina. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1977.
Call number PG 1418 A6 B74 1977

Anzulovic, Branimir. Heavenly Serbia: From Myth to Genocide. NY: New York University Pr., 1999.
  Call number DR 1965 A59 1999

The Balkans : Regional Security Assessment. Alexandria, VA : Jane's Information Group.
Call number UA 820 J36

The Balkans in Transition; Essays on the Development of Balkan Life and Politics Since the Eighteenth Century. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1963.
Call number DR 36 J48

Biberaj, Elez. Kosova : The Balkan Powder Keg. [London] : Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism, [1993].
Call number JZ 5595 C77 no.258

Biberaj, Elez. Yugoslavia : A Continuing Crisis? [London] : Research Institute for the Study of Conflict and Terrorism, 1989.
Call number JZ 5595 C77 no.225

Blank, Stephen, William T. Johnsen and Earl H. Tilford, Jr. U.S. Policy in the Balkans : A Hobson's Choice. Carlisle Barracks, Pa. : Strategic Studies Institute, [1995].
Call number DR 1313.3 B52 1995

Brown, J. F. Nationalism, Democracy, and Security in the Balkans. Brookfield, VT : Dartmouth Pub., 1992.
Call number DR 48.5 B698 1992

Castellan, Georges. History of the Balkans : From Mohammed the Conqueror to Stalin. Boulder, CO : East European Monographs, 1992.
Call number DR 36 C3713 1992

The Changing Shape of the Balkans. Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 1996.
Call number DR 11 C47 1996

Cohen, Lenard J. Broken Bonds : Yugoslavia's Disintegration and Balkan Politics in Transition. Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 1995.
Call number DR 1282 C64 1995

Cohen, Philip J. Serbia's Secret War : Propaganda and the Deceit of History. College Station, TX :  Texas A&M University Press, 1996.
Call number D 802 Y82 S434593 1996

Cohen, Roger. Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo. NY: Random House, 1998.
Call number DR 1313.3 C64 1998

Conquest of the Balkans. Alexandria, Va. : Time-Life Books, 1990.
Call number D 766 C58 1990

Civic, Christopher. Remaking the Balkans. New York : Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1991.
Call number DR 48.6 C85 1991

Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy. NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1998.
Call number JZ 6373 E26 1998

Emmert, Thomas A. Reinterpreting Serbia's Past : The Challenge of Understanding the History of a Chosen People. Washington, D.C. : The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, 1998.
Call number DR 1952 E445 1998

The Ethnic Cleansing of Bosnia-Herzegovina : A Staff Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1992.
Call number DR 2042 E83 1992

Falls, Cyril B. Military operations, Macedonia. London: H.M. Stationery Office, 1933-35.
Call number D 509 G7891

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia : Detentions and Abuse in Kosovo. New York : Human Rights Watch, 1998.
Call number JC 571 H3 v.10 no.10

Gow, James. Legitimacy and the Military : The Yugoslav crisis. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Call number DR 1302 G68 1992

Gray, Christine. "Bosnia and Herzegovina: Civil War or Inter-state Conflict? Characterization and Consequences," in The British Year Book of International Law 1996. NY: Oxford, 1996. JX21 R88 1996 Italy and the Balkans. Washington, DC : Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1998.
  Call number DR 38.3 I8 I86 1998

Jankovic, Branimir M. The Balkans in International Relations. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987.
Call number DR 38.2 J36 1987

Janos, Andrew C. The Political Economy of Ethnic Conflict : The Dissolution of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia. Washington, D.C. : The National Council for Eurasian and East European Research, 1997.
Call number DB 2188.7 J356 1997

Jelavich, Barbara. History of the Balkans. New York : Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Call number DR 36 J37 1983

Johnsen, William T. Deciphering the Balkan Enigma : Using History to Inform Policy.  [Carlisle Barracks, PA] : Strategic Studies Institute, 1995.
Call number DR 48.6 J63 1995

Johnson, A. Ross. The Role of the Military in Communist Yugoslavia : an Historical Sketch . Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, [1978].
Call number Q 180 A1 R16 no.6070

Judah, Tim. The Serbs : History, Myth, and the Destruction of Yugoslavia . New Haven, CO : Yale University Press, 1997.
Call number DR 1230 S45 J83 1997

Kaplan, Robert D. Balkan Ghosts : A Journey Through History. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993.
Call number DR 16 K36 1993

Kim, Julie. The Balkans -- U.S. and International Policy Options : Summary of a CRS Seminar. [Washington, DC] : Congressional Research Service, [1993].
Call number DR 1313.3 K55 1993

Korn, David A. Exodus Within Borders: An Introduction to the Crisis of Internal Displacement. Washington, DC: Brookings Institute, 1999.
Call number HV 544.5 K67 1999

Larrabee, F. Stephen. Europe in the Year 2010 : Implications for Central Europe and the Balkans. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1997.
Call number Q 180 A1 R16 no.7992

Malcolm, Noel. Kosovo : a Short History. New York : New York University Press, 1998.
Call number DR 2082 M35 1998

Miller, Nicholas J. Between Nation and State : Serbian Politics in Croatia Before the First World War. Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
Call number DR 1524 S47 M55 1997

Mojzes, Paul. Yugoslavian Inferno : Ethnoreligious Warfare in the Balkans. New York : Continuum, 1994.
Call number DR 1313 M65 1994

Norris, H. T. Islam in the Balkans : Religion and Society Between Europe and the Arab world. Columbia, SC : University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
Call number DR 23 N67 1993

Open Wounds : Human Rights Abuses in Kosovo. New York : Human Rights Watch, 1993.
Call number JC 599.Y82 O63 1993

Pamir, Peri. The Balkans : Nationalism, NATO and the Warsaw Pact. London : Institute for the Study of Conflict, 1985.
Call number JZ 5595 C77 no.182

Poulton, Hugh. The Balkans : Minorities and States in Conflict. London : Minority Rights Pubs. 1991.
Call number DR 24 P67 1991

Preventing the Spread of War in the Balkans ; Report on the Action Seminar on Human Rights and Democracy in Kosovo/a, Brussels, February 3-5 1993. [London] : Manchester Free Press, 1993.
Call number DR 2082 P74 1993

Ramet, Sabrina P. Balkan Babel : Politics, Culture, and Religion in Yugoslavia. Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 1992.
Call number DR 1308 R36 1992

Reconstructing the Balkans : A Geography of the New Southeast Europe. New York : Wiley, 1996.
  Call number DR 11 R43 1996

Rezun, Miron. Europe and War in the Balkans : Toward a New Yugoslav Identity. Westport, CN : Praeger, 1995.
Call number DR 1282 R49 1995

Rogel, Carole. The Breakup of Yugoslavia and the War in Bosnia. Westport, CN: Greenwood Press, 1998. DR1309 R64 1998 Shea, John. Macedonia and Greece: The Struggle to Define a New Balkan Nation. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997.
Call number DF 787 M275 S4 1997

Sloan, Elinor C. Bosnia and the New Collective Security. Westport, CN: Praeger, 1998.
  Call number DR 1313.7 P43 S58 1998

Stavrianos, Leften Stavros. The Balkans Since 1453. New York: Rinehart, [1958].
Call number DR 36 S79

Stillman, Edmund O. The Balkans. New York: Time, [1964].
Call number DR 16 S85

Szayna, Thomas S. Ethnic Conflict in Central Europe and the Balkans : A Framework and U.S. Policy Options. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1994.
Call number Q 180 A1 R19 no.363

Thomas, Robert. Serbia, Still Europe's Pariah? London : Alliance Publishers for the Institute for European Defence and Strategic Studies, 1996.
Call number DR 1313 T498 1996

Tindemans, Leo. Unfinished Peace : Report of the International Commission on the Balkans. Washington, DC : Carnegie Endowment, 1996.
Call number DR 48.6 I58 1996

Van Heuven, Marten. The United States and the Balkans. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, [1994].
Call number Q 180 A1 R16 no.7870

Vickers, Miranda. Between Serb and Albanian. London: Hurst & Company, 1998.
Call number DR 2082 V53 1998b

West, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. New York: The Viking Press, 1943.
Call number DR 1228 W47 1943

Winrow, Gareth. Where East Meets West : Turkey and the Balkans. London : Alliance Pub. Ltd., 1993.
Call number DR 479 B28 W56 1993

Yugoslavia (former) and the Post-Yugoslav Crisis : Selected References. Maxwell Air Force Base, AL : Air University Library, 1994.
Call number DR 1214 Y8 1994


Ajami, Fouad. "The Ancient Roots of Grievance." U.S. News and World Report (12 April 1999): 20.

"Albright Gets Tough on Kosovo." Army Times (29 June 1998): 26.

Arbuckle, Tammy. "Unhealthy Climate in Kosovo as Guerrillas Gear up for a Summer Confrontation." Jane's International Defence Review (February 1999): 59-61.

Calabresi, Massimo. "The Next Balkan war." Time (19 January 1998): 42.

"Former Yugoslavia." UN Chronicle (Vol. 35, Issue 3): 47-48.

Friedman, Norman. "Why Are We Going Into the Balkans?" U.S. Naval Institue Proceedings (April 1999): 105-106.

Hedges, Chris. "Kosovo's Next Masters?" Foreign Affairs (May/June 1999): 24.

Kitfield, James. "Blueprint for the Balkans." The National Journal (14 October 1995): 2561.

Knight, Robin. "Balkans Crossroads." U.S. News and World Report (3 May 1993): 53-55.

"Kosovo." Foreign Policy Bulletin (November/December 1998): 26-61. (Feature article includes resolutions, remarks, reports, and press releases).

Kusovac, Zoran. "The KLA: Braced to Defend and Control." Jane's Intelligence Review  (April 1999): 10-15.

Lawrence, Susan V. and Shawn W. Crispin. "Behind the Lines." Far Eastern Economic Review (8 April 1999): 18-20.

Liaras, Evan and Konstantine Papakonstantinou. "Balkan Snafu." Harvard International Review (Fall 1998): 9.

Malcolm, Noel and Norman Cigar et. al. "Is Kosovo Real?" Foreign Affairs (Jan/Feb 1999): 130.

"The Mixed Feelings of Europeans." Economist (17 April 1999): 53.

Moses, Lucia and Joe Strupp. "Press Mobilizes to Cover Kosovo." Editor & Publisher (27 March 1999): 9.

Peniston, Bradley. "Buzzing the Balkans." Navy Times (29 June 1998): 9.

Prescott, Jody M. "Operational Claims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia." Army Lawyer (June 1998): 1-8.

Pryce-Jones, David. "The Meaning of Kosovo." National Review (19 April 1999): 18-19.

Scharf, Michael P. "Humanitarian Law - 1949 Geneva Conventions - Grave breaches - Role of Serbia in Conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina." American Journal of International Law (October 1997): 718-721.

Schork, Kurt. "Province of Doom." The New Republic (22 February 1999): 20-23.

"Statements on Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia." U.S. Department of State Dispatch (20 April 1992): 311.

Wilson, George C. "Compare Kosovo to Da Nang." Army Times (20 July 1998): 62.

Other Pentagon Library Sources

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
 Shelved in the periodical section, these articles deal with research on the defense budget and national security issues.

Pentagon Library
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Check with our Reference Librarians for this in-house resource, which contains special reports, daily defense news capsules, news releases, information on weapons systems, etc.

Available For Official Use Only, this source contains legal and news information locally as well as internationally.

Online Sources



CIA World Factbook entry for Serbia and Montenegro(Yugoslavia) from the 1998 edition;
includes statistical data and maps

International Court of Justice has a link to the Legality of Use of Force hearings

Official NATO web site

Radio Belgrade
Text and RealAudio news presentations from the capitol of Yugoslavia

News site at the United Nations

U.S. European Command
includes information on deployed troops in the region.

U.S. State Department site for Kosovo situation updates


U.S. State Department special section on Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo


Official Yugoslav Federal Secretariat of Information web site