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The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention from the Air: The Cases of Bosnia and Kosovo

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253104
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600302 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253102.003.0009
The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention from the Air: The Cases of Bosnia and Kosovo

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Shows how the international community learnt particular lessons from the Bosnian conflict that it applied to the crisis in Kosovo. It explores the legality and legitimacy of NATO action in bombing Yugoslavia, focusing on the reaction in the Security Council to NATO's use of force without explicit Security Council authorization.

Keywords: Bosnia; international society; Kosovo; legality; legitimacy; military intervention; NATO; UN Security Council; Yugoslavia

Chapter.  22156 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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