Understanding Disputes over Territory – Violence in Kosovo Introduction The end of the Cold War did not reduce lower political violence about the world and in the former Yugoslavia produced civil war. (Reuber 37) Events in Kosovo point to the helpfulness of Human and Historical Geography in approaching territorial disputes that really involve long human histories and differing ideas of space, sovereignty, belonging and heartfelt attachments. In 2008, as a new Republic of Kosovo was declared, critics suggested that this did not solve longstanding antagonisms. For very human reasons, Kosovo may always involve contention. For now, it is an oddly landlocked area bounded by Serbia to the east and north, Albania to the west, Montenegro to the...The end:
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