On NATO's fiftieth anniversary, we were faced with an unexpected choice: we had to decide whether the notion of common values is only rhetorical flourish or whether it carries real meaning. We made our choice. We decided that values do not only have to be preached, but also upheld. The essay will recount the events leading up to the deteriorating situation in Kosovo and outline the reasons for NATO's decision to take action. Next it will evaluate NATO's success in light of its humanitarian and military goals. Finally it will examine the challenges facing Kosovo and NATO in the future.
NATO's Actions to Uphold Human Rights and Democratic Values in Kosovo: A Test Case for a New Alliance,
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