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 Country: Kosovo
 Decade: 2000-2009
 Year: 2008
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

War Powers Resolution: Presidential Compliance

Date: June 11, 2008
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F.
Description: This report gives a summary of the usage of the War Powers Resolution (WPR) and various issues related to proposals to modify or repeal the resolution. The report summarizes most recent developments and background, and gives an overview of United Nations actions, and WPR activities in former Yugoslavia/Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq (post-1991), Haiti, and Somalia. It also includes commentary on the instances formally reported under the WPR, consultation with Congress, and the current issues which Congress is considering.
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Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background to Independence

Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background to Independence

Date: June 20, 2008
Creator: Kim, Julie & Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report discusses the current political state of Kosovo, which declared its independence from Serbia on February 7, 2008. Since then, Serbia has contested Kosovo's declaration of independence, leading to parallel governing institutions and ongoing talks between the two nations. This report discusses challenges that Kosovo faces regarding international recognition and the status of its ethnic minorities, Kosovo's relationship with the United States, and U.S. foreign aid efforts to Kosovo.
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Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background and Current Issues

Kosovo and U.S. Policy: Background and Current Issues

Date: May 2, 2008
Creator: Kim, Julie & Woehrel, Steven J.
Description: This report provides background information about the war in Kosovo and discusses issues regarding Kosovo's future status and U. S. policy.
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Future of the Balkans and U.S. Policy Concerns

Future of the Balkans and U.S. Policy Concerns

Date: May 22, 2008
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: This report discusses the U.S. relations and policy with Balkans. It discusses the remaining challenges including dealing with the impact of Kosovo's independence; fighting organized crime, corruption, and enforcing the rule of law; bringing war criminals to justice; and reforming the economies of the region.
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Kosovo's Independence and U.S. Policy

Kosovo's Independence and U.S. Policy

Date: June 17, 2008
Creator: Woehrel, Steven
Description: On February 17, 2008, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia. On February 18, the United States recognized Kosovo as an independent state. Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and most other European Union countries have also recognized Kosovo. Serbia and Russia have heatedly objected to the recognition of Kosovo's independence. Independent Kosovo faces many challenges, including its relations with Serbia and Serbs in Kosovo, as well as weak institutions and an underdeveloped economy.
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