What About Kosovo?
Ignacio Ramonet writes in Le Monde Diplomatique:
The question of Kosovo, pending for the past eight years, is again high on the international political agenda. President George Bush upset foreign chancelleries when he declared, probably under the heady influence of the hero’s welcome he received in Tirana (Albania) on 10 June, that at some point in time, sooner rather than later, you’ve got to say, “Enough is enough, Kosovo is independent”. Kosovo would, he said, issue a unilateral declaration of independence soon and Washington would recognise it without waiting for the United Nations Security Council to reach a decision.