The Albanian Question: Reshaping the Balkans

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I.B.Tauris, 2007 - History - 312 pages
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In 1997 the previously little-known and isolated Balkan country of Albania exploded as the first armed uprising in mainland Europe since the 1920s brought the country to the brink of civil war. As the violence spread first to neighbouring Kosovo, then to south-east Serbia and finally to former Yugoslav Macedonia, the Albanian question increasingly took center stage in world affairs. This book examines Albania's place in the Balkans, a region which had been forced simultaneously to come to terms with the realities of a post-Communist world and the threat of Slobodan Milosevic's "Greater Serbia" project.
  

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Contents

The Pyramid Banking Crisis and the Democratic Party
7
The fall of Gjirokaster 10 March 1997
28
Local insurgents Drinos Valley March 1997
41
The Crisis in Northern Albania
53
Operation Alba
65
The Revival of Socialist Power and the Royalist Challenge
79
Fatos Nano the new Socialist Prime Minister June 1997
87
The Kosova Dimension of the National Question
93
Albania and the Deepening Kosova Conflict
171
the Americans arrive Shaun Byrnes speaks to the press October 1998
186
Chaos at the KosovaMacedonia border Blace April 1999
215
Kosova refugee at Kukes camp June 1999
223
The New Albanian Space and the Future
227
cruise missile strike on a Prishtina office May 1999
231
the Turkish army enter Prizren July 1999
237
Flora Brovina and Hashim Thaci
262

The Jashari brothers founding fathers of the KLA
113
Northern Developments Preparing for a Coup dEtat
143
The Assassination of Azem Hajdari and the Attempted
158
The site of the assassination of Azem Hajdari Tirana September 1998
159
Appendix
267
Bibliography
293
Index
299
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About the author (2007)

Miranda Vickers is the author of 'The Albanians : A Modern History' and 'Between Serb and Albanian: A History of Kosovo' James Pettifer is a journalist and author of 'The Blue Guide to Albania' and, also with Miranda Vickers, of 'Albania: From Anarchy to Balkan Identity'.

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