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Q wwwroot NESL lawrev Vol36 36 4 36 4 12 Williams Final doc Printed On 1 7 2003 Coercive Appeasement The Flawed International Response to the Serbian Rogue Regime Paul R Williams Karina M Waller INTRODUCTION In April 1987 Slobodan Milosevic addressed a crowd of Kosovo Serbs outside the Kosovo parliamentary building who had gathered to protest the treatment of the Serb minority by the Kosovar Albanians Milosevic proclaimed to the crowd that n obody has the right to beat Serbs With this simple phrase Milosevic began a long campaign characterized by the use of ethno nationalism and ethnic aggression to accomplish his objective of a mono ethnic greater Serbia During the course of his war of ethnic aggression Milosevic was predictably aided in his efforts by radical Serbian intellectuals nationalist paramilitary organizations the Yugoslav National Army JNA Croatian Serb and Bosnian Serb prot g es such as Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic and a generally passive Serbian population More surprisingly however was that Milosevic was substantially aided by an American and European policy response of coercive appeasement This response born out of a diplomatic deficit and based in part upon the approach of myopic accommodation and moral duplicity coupled with a attempt to minimize the use of force and the norm of justice enabled Mil Rebecca Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations American University Ph D Cambridge 1998 J D Stanford Law School 1990 B A UC Davis 1987 From 1991 1993 Professor Williams served as an Attorney Advisor in the U S Department of State s Office of the Legal Advisor for European Affairs Professor Williams has also served as the legal counsel to the Bosnian delegation during the Dayton Peace Negotiations the Kosovar Albanian delegation during the Rambouillet Paris negotiations the Macedonian Albanian delegation during the Lake Ohrid Skopje negotiations and the Montenegrin Government during the Belgrade Podgorica negotiations on the future of the



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