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Author Owen, David, 1938-

Title Balkan odyssey / David Owen.

Imprint New York : Harcourt Brace, 1995.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  949.702 Ow2b 1995    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xxiv, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Balkan Odyssey is David Owen's personal chronicle of the struggle to bring an end to the wars in the former Yugoslavia, wars marked by brutal campaigns of ethnic cleansing, war crimes, ultranationalism, religious bigotry, and racism. It offers a rare, unvarnished look inside the realm of international diplomacy. Owen describes the consequences of the Clinton Administration's opposition to the Vance-Owen peace plan. He recounts how other peace settlements were hindered by divisions between the United States, Europe, and Russia as well as the United Nations and NATO, and by the bad faith of warring leaders who believed they had more to gain through war than peace. Owen also gives an account of the NATO assault on Bosnian Serb positions and the latest attempts at reaching a settlement. Written with candor and reason, Balkan Odyssey is a day-to-day account of the traps and tangles of diplomacy and the enduring dangers of policy that is dictated by rhetoric instead of reality. It is an essential work for understanding the gravest threat to world peace since the height of the Cold War.
Contents Dramatis personae -- Chronology of events -- List of acronyms and terms -- Mission impossible? -- Establishing the conference -- The Vance-Owen peace plan (VOPP) -- The ditching of the VOPP -- The union of three republics -- The EU action plan -- The contact group -- Soldiering on -- Lessons for the future.
Subject Owen, David, 1938-
Owen, David, 1938- (OCoLC)fst00016981
Yugoslav War (1991-1995) (OCoLC)fst01183774
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Diplomatic history.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Personal narratives, British.
Diplomats -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Yugoslavia -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Yugoslavia.
Diplomatic history. (OCoLC)fst01905576
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Diplomats. (OCoLC)fst00894415
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Yugoslavia. (OCoLC)fst01279262
Chronological Term 1991-1995
Genre/Form Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Personal narratives -- British. (OCoLC)fst01424087
Personal narratives.
ISBN 0151002215 (alk. paper)
9780151002214 (alk. paper)

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