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Kosovo’s Opportunity for Independence, and US-Russia Friction

Below is an excerpt from the Power and Interest News Report’s intelligence brief on Kosovo independence:

Serbia’s current political weakness, coupled by France’s more pro-U.S. stance resulting from Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidential and legislative wins, offers Kosovo’s nationalists a chance to obtain independence. On June 12, however, Belgrade declared that Serbia would annul every unilateral decision on Kosovo and called for the strict respect of international law. This means that Serbia will only accept a U.N. Security Council decision — thus implicitly suggesting that Russia will have its say on the issue.

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