Continuity and Change in the US Foreign Policy toward Kosovo Question

Kala, Merve
This study explores the U.S. foreign policy toward the Kosovo Question, comparing and contrasting the policies of George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump, and Joe Biden administrations. The continuity and change of each administration's foreign policies are examined. As shown, various other concerns of the U.S. administrations have kept them reluctant external actors in the Balkans. The thesis argues that there is more of continuity than change among these administrations’ policies toward Kosovo Question though in each of them some changes have been noticed, which are indicated in the thesis. The distinction was the Clinton administration’s policy that committed itself more than others in Kosovo. The Kosovo Question has long been a geostrategic matter for the U.S. administrations. The thesis argues that the current developmental weakness in Kosovo and the problems associated with international relations of the Republic of Kosovo helped the U.S. administrations to reproduce Kosovo’s dependency, which had been the case since 1999, on the U.S. posture on the Kosovo Question. It is likely that the U.S. will continue to make use of Kosovo's dependence on the U.S. in every possible circumstances.


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Citation Formats
M. Kala, “Continuity and Change in the US Foreign Policy toward Kosovo Question,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.