An incisive analysis of Britain's decision-making role in the Yugoslavian conflict of the 1990s and in the formation of its successor states.

Tracing the evolution of British policy from the onset of war in Croatia and Bosnia to the NATO action in Kosovo, and beyond, this major work examines the underlying factors governing that policy, and its role in shaping the international 'consensus'. British policy is examined through parliamentary proceedings in the House of Commons and Lords, as well as through evidence offered at select committees, reports from political and humanitarian agencies, private interviews with protagonists and media coverage, in relation to the situation on the ground and to policy development on the part of other leading world powers and institutions.

chapter |4 pages


chapter 1|19 pages

Croatia: establishing parameters

chapter 3|15 pages

Britain behind the steering wheel

chapter 6|21 pages

Whitehall under challenge: Srebrenica

chapter 7|12 pages

Putting Serbia back on the map

chapter 8|13 pages

New Labour in power

chapter 9|13 pages


chapter 10|13 pages

Post Milosevic: a new leaf ?

chapter 12|9 pages

Full circle