On February 26, 2008, I interviewed Professor Stephen Zunes about Kosovo's recent declaration of independence and the reaction of the US government.
Kosovo's Albanian majority declared independence from Serbia with Western backing on February 17. Serbs in the north reject the secession, fueling fears that the country is destined for partition, and may trigger a Serb secession from Bosnia.
Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. and a contributor to Foreign Policy In Focus (http://www.fpif.org
). From 1996 to 1999, he served as chair of the board of Peaceworkers, a U.S.-based group supporting the nonviolent struggle of the Kosovar Albanians and other nonviolent movements and peacemakers in areas of conflict.
His article "Kosovo and The Politics Of Recognition" can be found at http://www.stephenzunes.org